God has continually been an ever-present reality since the creation of the World. God has also sought to be among those seeking salvation. During the Exodus God lived in a tent. During the reign of kings and world powers, God lived through the voice of the prophets. In the time of the Roman Emperor, Augustus—the “Father” who brought “World Peace” to all—God came as a baby, a child, a human. The arrival of this child reminded those in a fast paced world that God was with them.
In the season of giving presents, decorating trees, and good cheer we are reminded that we are not alone. Jesus has come to remind us that Presence is greater than Presents!
November 27: Exodus–God’s Presence in the Wilderness
December 4: Isaiah–God’s Presence During Global Crisis
December 11: John–God’s Presence As Relationship
December 18: Matthew–God’s Presence in Doubt