for all the forgetful, messy, broken people out there – an Advent promise

 Jennifer Dukes Lee

for all the forgetful, messy, broken people out there – an Advent promise

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Jesus is Your Forever YES

Friend, if you’re feeling messy this season, you are in a pretty elite club, and it is chaired by the Son of God who entered into your mess on purpose.

Advent is this:
Jesus, saying the unflinching, remarkable YES for you — no matter what has you hurting or distracted. Like Kris wrote, “Salvation is coming–and has come.”

Jesus is your forever YES. Even when we break communion. Even when we get distracted. Even when it’s messy. Even when we forget.

That day at the store, I ran back to the detergent aisle while the clerk waited patiently for me — along with a long line of people who were standing behind me.

In the end, I got what I needed that day. We even wore clean clothes to church.

Like that patient clerk, God is waiting for us. But unlike that clerk, He doesn’t expect us to pay the bill. He covered it for us.

I’m so grateful for our Jesus, who entered into this mess down here. He went out on a pretty big limb for us, you know? Sometimes, I forget that. Even when I forget, He won’t. It’s His promise:

“But even if mothers forget, I’d never forget you — never.” {Isaiah 49:15,

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