This second week of Advent is all about love. It was love that brought Jesus to earth so that we could spend eternity with him. In this busy season, have you set aside moments to spend quality time with the One Who loves you? This entry from Jesus Calling, written as a love letter from Jesus, encourages us to do just that.
As you wait attentively in My Presence, the Light of the knowledge of My Glory shines upon you. this radiant knowledge transcends all understanding. It transforms every fiber of your being: renewing your mind, cleansing your heart, invigorating your body. Open yourself fully to My Presence; be awed by my glorious Being.
Try to imagine what I gave up when I came into your world as a baby. I set aside My Glory, so that I could identify with mankind. I accepted the limitations of infancy under the most appalling conditions—a filthy stable. That was a dark night for Me, even though angels lit up the sky proclaiming “Glory!” to awe-struck shepherds.
When you sit quietly with Me, the process I went through is reversed in your experience. As you identify with Me, heaven’s vistas open up before you—granting you glimpses of My Glory. I became poor so that you might become rich. Sing hallelujahs to My holy Name!
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9, NKJV)
Excerpt from Jesus Calling Devotional Bible, New King James Version, Sarah Young, General Editor. © 2011 (Thomas Nelson). Used by permission.