It’s Just Not the Same

Zoom meetings are not the same as meeting in person.

How many times have we heard this phrase this year?

And online learning is not the same as seated learning.

And church is just not the same if we can’t be together singing worship songs to God.

And a virtual hug is just not the same as a real hug.

Christmas is just not the same this year.

We certainly our lamenting that the Mexican Assemblies of God is not the same. In this past year, just in the Mexico City area we have lost 13 lead pastors. The loss of life in other states is also great. To say that there is grief looming in the air is an understatement. And to those in the U.S. who have lost loved ones, you understand well this grief.

And yet…

God came to earth in humble form. A Spirit God became incarnate.

That certainly was different for Him.

Learning how to crawl, walk, talk, obey his parents is just not the same as creating the Universe.

Teaching, serving and dying is just not the same as what earthly kings have been known to do.

So in this season of loss of health, loss of income, loss of in person relationships, isn’t it wonderful to know that God chose to act in ways that were surprising and unknown?

How about we act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with this “just not the same” God.

We wish you and your family a merry Christmas.

Paul and Sandy

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