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December 22th, 2013
Kelly Sullivan
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We are afraid to ask for signs and try to justify our weakness, saying we don’t want to tempt the Lord or we aren’t worthy. But often, we are just frustrating God by acting in our comfort zone and not willing to take the leap of faith and ask for something that would potentially change things either within ourselves or within our lives.

The Lord wants to give us signs. God sends his son, Emmanuel, God is with us. We are called to recognize this sign, to use this last week of Advent to recognize that through Jesus’ birth, God is with us on a deeper, human, personal level.

The psalm tells us to let the Lord enter our lives. Maybe the problem is that we sometimes don’t feel worthy of signs, of personally receiving the Lord. But don’t weary the Lord with these thoughts. Ask God that this Christmas, Jesus will be truly born within your heart. Be open to signs and receiving God’s love.

Let the Lord enter; he is king of glory.
–Psalm 24

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