Relational estrangement. Two parties separated by some force. It’s kind of like when I try to push two magnets together using the same polarity. They will not adhere, there are invisible lines of opposing force separating them, pushing them apart. No amount of force will connect them, they actually repel each other.
That is kind of like where we are at with God. When we are born we have a nature of rebellion, of selfishness, of isolation. We are opposed to God. That nature in us repels us away from God. But God would not let that opposition stand. He wants to be with us, to be near us, to love on us, to live in us, to be our Father.
Ever since Adam and Eve rebelled against God in the Garden of Eden, God had been working up to his plan to redeem our relationship with him. Then God visited us. He came as a baby so he would experience life as one of us. He lived a life as workman, a carpenter and then when it was time, he died a sacrificial death, as a payment for our rebellion. Death could not hold him in the grave and on the third day he rose from the dead. God is with us. He has reversed the polarity of our magnet and now we can be together again. We just need to believe in what he did, and receive him as our payment, our polarity reversal.
Mary recorded this song about God coming to earth, God with us. It starts with our grandchildren singing away in a manger and then Mary sings and then she is joined by our son Aaron. Please click on the link and listen for free. If you like the song, please share it with your friends and family. May this song and this season end all of our estrangements, between us and God, and between each other.