Is my adoration seasonal?
Is my beholding based on a Christian calendar?
Who is Christ to me on my mundane days in-between Easter and Christmas?
I've been asking myself these questions since Easter a few weeks ago. I examined where my praise and thoughts regarding Christ lie between Christian holidays. Where is my gaze, affection and trust in the in-between months? In whose presence do dwell daily? Do doubt, fear, worry and anxiety and the busyness of life distract me from focusing the One I follow? How am I reminding myself of the reality of who Christ really is daily outside of the Christian calendar?
I wrote a Christmas reflection last year on Israel's in-between years; the time between the birth and the old and new testaments. The space in time in-between the release of prophetic promises and the manifestation of God's Word. The call to adore the promised One who became flesh and dwelt among men. I'm reflecting now on the in-between seasons most celebrated in our Christian faith.
The reality is we are invited to a lifestyle of beholding and adoring Him.
To continue to behold, adore and worship He whose fullness we have yet to see manifest in our lives.How often we await miracles, breakthrough and blessings to be convinced He really is King. How often we await major Christian events or gatherings to really centre ourselves on the reality of who Christ is.
What would it mean to behold the Lamb in every season? What would adoring the Lion of Judah in every waking moment look like? What if we saw every month in-between Christmas and Easter and every day in-between Sundays as opportunities to continuously reflect on God made flesh who dwelt among man?
I'm learning to push myself to continuously remember my Lord's nearness, not just when Christmas comes around. I'm learning to push myself to reflect on my Lord's love, mercy and grace towards me in my brokenness and sinfulness not only when Easter comes around but every season and every day in-between. I'm still learning to continue to remind my soul to bless Him and to remind myself of who My God is. I must press on in my faith .I must learn to behold Him daily and magnify His name in and out of season.
Come , all ye broken-hearted, all ye weary,
All ye awaiting breakthrough, miracles and promises.
O Come, let us adore Him.
Let us adore Him in the midst of waiting, trial and questioning.
O come all ye faithful,
In and out of season.
Come bow before the One who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood.
Come extol the One by whose blood God purchased men belonging to every tribe, language, people and nation.
Come sing a new song to the One whose blood spoke a better word over us.
Come fellowship with the fourth man in our every fire.
Come sit before the Man of sorrows who was acquainted with grief.
Come pour out your pain, worries and fears before He who bends down to listen and collects our tears.
Come speak to the One who shared in our humanity and can relate to our every trial.
Come see the One whose broken body turned our brokenness into wholeness.
Come behold He who was found worthy to take the scroll and open its seals.
Come worship the One who is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Come magnify the King whose fierce love defeated hell, death and the grave.
Come revere the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.
Come glorify the Lion of the tribe of Judah.
Come adore He whose name is Faithful and True.
Come behold our brilliant Bridegroom.
He who is the joy set before us,
He who is our eternal prize,
He who is our exceedingly great reward.
Come, come, come.
In every season,
In every situation,
In every circumstance,
O Come, let us adore him.
Over and over again,
He is King of kings,
He is Lord of lords.