And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as
of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John bore witness about
him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before
me, because he was before me.’”) For from his fullness we have all received, grace
upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through
Jesus Christ. John 1:14-17
In a certain suburban neighborhood, there were two brothers, 8 and 10 years old, who
were exceedingly mischievous. Whatever went wrong in the neighborhood, it turned out
they had had a hand in it. Their parents were at their wit’s end trying to control them.
Hearing about a priest nearby who worked with delinquent boys, the mother suggested
to the father that they ask the priest to talk with the boys. The mother went to the priest and made her request. He agreed but said he wanted to. see the younger boy first and alone. So, the mother sent him to the priest. The priest sat the boy down across a huge, impressive desk he sat behind. For about five
minutes they just sat and stared at each other. Finally, the priest pointed his forefinger
at the boy and asked, “Where is God?” The boy looked under the desk, in the corners of the room, all around, but said nothing. Again, louder, the priest pointed at the boy and asked, “Where is God?”
Again the boy looked all around but said nothing. A third time, in a louder, firmer voice,
the priest leaned far across the desk and put his forefinger almost to the boy’s nose, and
asked, “Where is God?” The boy panicked and ran all the way home. Finding his older brother, he dragged him upstairs to their room and into the closet, where they usually plotted their mischief. He
finally said, “We are in BIG trouble.” The older boy asked, “What do you mean, BIG trouble?”
His brother replied, “God is missing and they think we did it.”
I’ve got just one question for you this morning, “Where is God in your life”? Jesus
became flesh and dwelt among us and we have beheld His glory. I love Christmas. I love everything about Christmas. I love the story of the Christ of Christmas becoming one of us so that we could become like Him. John is referencing this “grace upon grace” as our redemption story. Listen, if you don’t have the incarnation of Jesus Christ, you’re in Big Trouble! Seriously, “Where is God in your life?” It’s time to close the gap in your
relationship with God.
Take time this morning to close the gap. It’s all about Jesus!