More Solid, Sweeter, and Warmer Togetherness (Evening)

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Malachi 4:1-6

RHEMA

Malachi 4:6a And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers,

Our life is never smooth. No matter how well we have tried, there is still friction and misunderstanding with other people. In marriage, for example, distrust and disappointment often create divisions. Also in the family, differences in perspective between parents and children can cause quarrels. Relationships with fellow ministers in the church can also cause friction. Especially amid the pandemic, cell group, which was very useful for building unity and togetherness, now has to be held online. Relationships that were close before can become distant because we rarely see each other. Without realizing it, we become solitary humans.

Today we are in a moment of Christmas, a moment full of togetherness. The birth of Jesus is to bring about restoration to any relationship, especially OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH GOD. Maybe this pandemic has driven us away from God. Government regulations do restrict us from worshiping, but if we are not vigilant and guard our hearts. We don’t feel like we start to withdraw from God, withdraw from our ministry, and even finally forget about God.

But this special Christmas in this glorious year will be a time of restoring our relationship with God and with others. God always wants to be close to us, God wants to be with us. During this pandemic, we must keep our distance from others. But with God, we have to get closer. This is the time for God to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers. All strife, misunderstanding, disappointment, and friction will be removed by God. God will make us more solid, stronger, more beautiful, sweeter, and warmer. Closer than before, brighter than ever!

REFLECTION

God will RESTORE THE RELATIONSHIP into a more solid, sweeter, warmer TOGETHERNESS, BRIGHTER THAN EVER.

APPLICATIONS

1. What relationship is broken?
2. What kind of relationship do you want to have with God and with others?
3. How will you welcome and receive restoration from God at this special Christmas moment this year?

PRAYER

“Father, thank you for the promise of restoration on this special Christmas moment this year. We believe Your glory shines even brighter today and brings back unity and togetherness among us. It will make our life better, more joyful, and more beautiful than before. In the name of the Lord Jesus, we pray. Amen.”