December 9: Read Psalm 139 NIV

When I was about 6 or 7, my family traveled to Tennessee to spend Christmas with my aunt, uncle, and cousin. I worried the whole drive to Tennessee and in the days before Christmas Eve that Santa wouldn’t find me so far from home. This meant, in my little heart, that I wouldn’t get any presents from him.

That night when I went to bed, I remember talking to God and asking Him to make sure Santa knew I was in Tennessee at my aunt’s house and not at my home. That way, he knew where to bring my presents. I mean, I hadn’t sent him a letter earlier in the month telling him about this new destination. I knew God could get the message to him though!

I guess he did, because the next morning I woke up to presents from Santa! My worries about Santa finding me were taken care of and I was reminded by my older brother that “God, Santa, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny always know where we are!”

Beyond the fact that God always knows where we are, He always knows our hearts. The Lord knows how we entered into this Advent season. For some of us, we may feel hurried and rushed during this time. For others, we have so many details to get through that we haven’t stopped yet to really BE with God. Still, others of us may be in a place of loss or pain, and it makes connecting this season with hope extremely difficult.

No matter where we are, God knows. There is great comfort in that fact. He knows us intimately. He knows every hair on your head, every wrinkle on your face, every pain in your heart, and everything you wrestle with. He knows because of His love for us/you. God will always seek you and He will always find you. As you journey through this Advent, rest in the fact that God knows you. He wants to know you. He loves everything about you!

Prayer: Lord, thank you for loving me so much that you desire to know me intimately. Help me to have the same desire to know you better.  

Reflection Questions

What are you most thankful for that God created?

When we stop and allow God to search our hearts, do we see evidence of desiring more of Jesus during this Advent season? 

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