Advent Day 3 – Passwords
 
Have you ever forgotten a password?  Have you ever written down a password but misplaced where you recorded it?   Have you ever spent more time going through the process of creating a new password to replace a forgotten password then you took to complete your online task?    Have you ever thought about getting one of those password apps so that you only have to remember one password, but you haven’t had time to do it?  Well, I have. 
 
I am thankful that God does not require a password.  The shepherds didn’t need a cipher to get to the manger.  The blind man didn’t need a code to receive Christ’s healing.  The woman at the well didn’t need a secret word to be forgiven.  You and I don’t need some special hidden knowledge, some obscure insight, some cryptic passcode to receive the riches of God’s grace.  In a world which requires so much of us, Jesus opens the kingdom to you and me, no password required.
 
In these days leading to Christmas, when your life is filled with many things, and sometimes, many frustrations, I hope you’ll remember that God has everything for you.  That means you can ask for forgiveness, seek God’s help, and receive his strength, no password needed.
 
“When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” Luke 2:15