When God came down with fire and thunder on Mount Sinai, people were terrified; paralyzed with fear, they were too shocked to listen to God’s message.
Then God announced to the world that He would come to Earth as a human being. If God was human, there was no reason to be afraid, and people could receive His message.
And so it happened: God came down as a baby on the day when Jesus was born. We know that shepherds came to worship at His feet on the night of His birth, and that in His later adult years, Jesus had a following of people that He ministered to– but we also know of a number of people who chose not to believe and still refused God’s message.
A catch 22, isn’t it? People are either too overwhelmed or too underwhelmed to listen to what God has to say!
Meanwhile, as we all know, prophets have come and gone competing for our attention. Who is to say that one particular prophet is the Son of God? How would we know who the real deal is?
We are left to find out for ourselves, and there is only one way to do so: We need to tune in with our hearts and take a good listen! Only by listening can we begin to discern, can we make a distinction, and can we embrace what we find to be true. There are many voices in the world out there, voices that want to harm us, distract us, and disorient us. Among this choir of voices there is one distinctive voice that brings peace, clarity, and light in the dark. Our hearts will recognize this voice. Our hearts will be able to single out this one voice and drown out all the others. All we got to do is step back, take our time, focus and listen, and the Holy Spirit will speak to our hearts.
That is why Jesus says (Matthew 7:7):
“Seek and you will find.”
You will find Him when you seek Him. Jesus is ready to meet you. Don’t you know? He was born ready!