God With Us
This Sunday, as we find ourselves on the eve of the nativity, we will want to join Mary and Elizabeth and joyfully celebrating the wonder that our God has come near to us. God is with us. God did not wait for us to improve ourselves and turn toward God. From all eternity, God is turned toward us. God did not wait until we ascribed to the proper set of doctrines, or mastered some set of beliefs, or cleaned up our act. God came to us as we are, coming to out-of-the-way places where we live. God with us.