Pastor's Article Dec. 18, 2022

Weekly Article
We marvel that God would send His Son to be born among man, that God Himself would choose to dwell with mankind seems amazing, but we really shouldn’t be surprised. In the beginning, that is in the book of Genesis Chapter 3 we find God walking in the cool of the day to fellowship with His prize creation, man. He created us to fellowship with us. Then in Exodus 25:8 we read “And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.” Even with Sinful man Holy God wanted to get as close as he possibly could. Now He doesn’t just want to dwell with you, He wants to dwell in you, and the Word tells us that if we draw nigh to Him, He Draws nigh to us. The truth is you are as close to God as you want to be.  Friend, Christmas is about God coming to you because He loves you. Satan would like for you to think that God hates you, but He loves you so much that He wants to be with you. Consider the love that God has bestowed on you and respond in like manner, don’t reject Him, or resist Him but draw nigh or come close to Him no matter what you may have to leave or give up, please do it. Is there anything in your life that is better or more important than having a right relationship with God, or can you really find joy in anything you have or do if you are at odds with your heavenly Father? I think not, nothing is better than God. I pray that if you are not walking close to Him, that this Christmas you find the joy of fellowship with your heavenly Father.
Rev. Wayne Marcus