“We didn’t know you’d come to save us Lord, to take our sins away. Our eyes were blind, we could not see… we didn’t know who you were”
These lyrics from “Sweet Little Jesus Boy” made me think about how most of us in The South have heard about Jesus and know Him and who He is, but would we recognize Him if we saw Him today? Do others see Him in us?
You know there’s a show called “Undercover Boss” where the CEO or manager of a company dresses as a rookie new employee to see how the company is doing and to check morale, etc. Sometimes people recognize the boss even if he’s in disguise but, most often when he’s revealed, it shocks everyone.
Do people see Jesus living in us or when we say we are a Christian? Are they shocked because of the way we have disguised Him in our lives?
Do we recognize Him in the things that happen in our lives? Do we give God the credit or do we count it as luck? Do we see Him in the smiles of others, in the voices of the children we see each and every week, or do we overlook Him because of the stress in our lives or because we have our focus elsewhere?
John 13:35 says “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Take some time to reflect and see if you have been showing the love of Jesus, and take some time to really see Him in the smiles of others, in the laughter, in the delay to work that kept you from being in an accident, in the blessing someone gave you that you had been praying for.
Show Jesus and know Jesus this Christmas and in the coming year.