What songs take you back to your childhood at Christmas time? Is it Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer or Frosty or is it another carol? For me it is the old gospel song “Sweet Little Jesus Boy” which was always sung by our minister of music, Rob Rollins. He has the most amazing voice and as he sang the line “we didn’t know who you was” the reality would always hit me that we still don’t. No matter how much we know the Lord, no matter how long we’ve been walking with Him, there will always be more to learn about Him. We can always go deeper.
Jeremiah 33:3 says “Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” There is so much for us to know and the best teacher is Jesus Himself. As you seek to know Him more, pause and ask Him to reveal Himself to you. In John 17:3 Jesus prayed to the Father about His followers and He said “Now this is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.” The desire of His heart isn’t for us to secure our ticket into heaven, but for us to have a deep and abiding relationship with Him, which is the result of time invested on a regular basis [John 17:11].
This week as you focus on baby Jesus, seek to know the man, Jesus, so when you come face to face with Him in heaven you won’t have to say you didn’t know who He was.