I heard on the news of an eighty year old woman who slipped on ice, fell into a snowbank and was stuck there, unable to get up, for three hours. Thankfully she lived next door to a fire station and eventually a fireman heard her cries and came to her rescue.
Notice she needed help. Her help, in the form of a fireman, approached her. She was totally unable to help herself or get up or even go to him.
So often in life, this is a picture of us. We do not know how to help ourselves or even with knowing, we are unable to help ourselves.
And God comes to us.
God came to man in the Garden. He knew man had fallen, made the mistake which forever changed the course of mankind. Man now needed healing of their soiled hearts and their broken relationships. They were in need of a covering. And God looked for them, coming to them right where they were …
“Then the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” (Genesis 3:9, NLT)
And He continued to come to man. The Lord came to earth, to a manger, taking on the form of man. He lived on this earth as one of us, humbling Himself in obedience to God, sacrificing His life on the Cross for us so that we could continue to be with Him.
In our helpless estate, He comes to us each and every day – to help with decisions, to bring strength, to heal our wounded hearts, to restore relationships, to give us exactly what our broken lives are in need of. He knew our days would be messy, we would slip, perhaps unable to get up even. And He comes to us.
Every day in every way, He still comes to us. To meet us right where we are. No situation is too messy, too difficult or too ugly for Him to enter into with us.
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful to do it. (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24, NIV)
He comes to change us. He comes to keep us blameless. He comes because He is faithful.
He comes so that we may always be where He is.