Our experience of God is inextricably tied to our relationships with others and creation. God took the initiative and came to us as a human being. Because God acted to reach out to us, we act to reach out to others. God uses ordinary things as containers of grace to help us see God with us and in our relationships with one another. God’s word becomes flesh in us over and over as we live daily in community.
As we look for God with us this season and throughout the coming year, we need look no further than a neighbor, family member, friend, or stranger. May we participate with God this Christmas by giving the gift that was first given to us. May we practice our faith daily by attending to the relationships in our lives.
This message is adapted from “God With Us” written by Wyvetta Bullock in the December 2002 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine.