It’s that time of year again: Christmas, with all of its Christmas themed films, like “Miracle on 34th Street” here. It’s one of my favorites.
And one of my favorite scenes in this classic is when a little Dutch girl, who doesn’t speak English, sees Santa Claus in the Macy’s department store.
At first, it looks like the language barrier will pose a communication issue- until, low and behold, Santa starts conversing with her!
It’s a great reminder to all of us who feel intimidated by the big spiritual relationship with God out there. Often, we make it so much more complicated than it needs to be, don’t we?
For one reason or another, we convince ourselves that we simply cannot- or should not- talk to God. We may believe things like, we’re not good enough, it’s too difficult, God doesn’t understand or God doesn’t love us. Anyone been there?
Yeah, thought so.
It’s in these highly intimidating, discouraging moments, we need to remember God is unlimited; there are no barriers for Him. He will work with, work in spite of, whatever He needs to, just because He loves us that much and wants to be in our lives. He speaks our language, even when we, ourselves, feel speechless and befuddled.
“Likewise the Spirit also helps our weakness: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought but the Spirit himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”
Wherever you are, whatever you’re going through, holiday season, in, holiday season out, God loves you and is able to connect with you.
In spite of who you are.
It’s not hopeless for you. Even if it seems too difficult for you, please remember God’s take on it…
“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?”
God will speak your language, no matter what. It’s called love.
Copyright © 2016 by Sheryle Cruse