Oh, this is going to be a good Christmas for the Lord our God!
Today, let’s give Him all our IDOLATRIES!
Remember when your first bicycle was under the tree, shiny bright, with a big bow on the handlebars?
This is more, this is better! Can you identify even one or two things that vie for His attention in your heart?
Remember getting the very doll you always wanted (for my sister it was a Bride Doll, and I remember the look on her face to this day!) … or the BB gun or the PUPPY??
THIS IS SO MUCH MORE! This is what Jesus “always wanted!” Can you spot even one thing in your heart that keeps Him from having as much of your devotion and faithfulness as He would desire to have? For me, I have to guard my heart all the time, and sometimes something slips through!
We could turn away, like the father and mother with empty pockets and purse, and say, “we just can’t do it!”
Or … we could cast off some here, some there, until they are gone and forever. All the claims upon our hearts that spurn His love and majesty.
Of course, if we don’t think we have any … idolatries … then we won’t get very far and He won’t get to unwrap our unfettered devotion, unless we have already surrendered them all.
Here is a place where we might behave like the parents who throw caution to the wind and take all the cash out of savings and buy the bicycle. That might not be wise parenting, but it is excellence in us.
We are purchasing a field wherein is hidden the pearl of great price, the knowledge and the nearness of God in His kingdom.
Kelvin Kay, by permission, Wikipedia