When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. And she cried out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord would come to me?”
C. S. Lewis said that fish never feel uncomfortable in water. Isn’t that interesting? “That’s their natural habitat,” he said. “Fish never feel wet!”
Have you noticed that you and I can feel uncomfortable in this world? That’s because this world is not our natural habitat.
There’s something in every one of us that says there’s another world. There’s life beyond this life. There’s a world where justice reigns. There’s a world where there is harmony. There’s a world filled with peace. There’s a world where violence doesn’t exist. Every human has a hunger for this other world – God’s world!
The Christmas story tells us we can be part of God’s world forever! When Jesus came into our world, He bridged the gap between our ‘unnatural’ habitat and our true home. And that’s the perfect destination that is promised to all who trust in Christ.
TODAY’S PRAYER FOCUS
Ask God to help you focus on your true home, and thank Him for sending Jesus to show us where we belong.
~ Dr. Ed. Young ~