No birth announcements, no social media – no fanfare?
Luke 2:13-14, Matthew 2:1-2
Why did nearly everyone miss it?
– No one was really paying attention. They were anxiously awaiting but not paying attention! Are we?
– Everyone was caught up in or distracted by their own stuff. Are we?
– Everyone already had Jesus figured out. Do we?
If we aren’t careful, we’ll have it all figured out and miss what God is actually doing!
When we come to Jesus we have to abandon most of what we think about God
God is Loving
God is Selfless
God is Accepting
God is Forgiving
Jesus shows up in our problems!
On the sea, at a funeral, at Peter’s house, at the well in Samaria, etc., to people who needed Him.
After all, “Savior” is His middle name!
But we still miss it…
Like the woman at that well, John 4:5-30
Like the disciples in that boat, Luke 8:23-25
Seeing something to fix instead of seeing a God-opportunity
Like with Christmas—I’m a grandad and I want my grandkids to have toys, experiences, fun.
Most of all I want my grandkids to have Jesus!
I can’t afford to be a source of distraction, I must be THE one pointing the way toward Jesus!