Have you ever watched the television show Dirty Jobs? Host Mike Rowe takes an up-close and personal look at some of the dirtiest jobs people do to earn a living. From cleaning a sewage backup to counting salmon carcasses, Mike Rowe isn’t afraid to get dirty. Now, imagine if the President of the United States or the Queen of England guest starred on Dirty Jobs. Half of the world would tune in to that episode. Now, imagine the God of the Universe guest starring on the show. If that happened, we might begin to understand the essence of the Christmas story.
The Gospel writer John told the Christmas story this way: “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).
The Christmas story is the story of when God got dirty. It’s the story of the God who entered into our pain and brokenness with tears and a broken heart and offered a new story of hope. It’s really the story of the God who gets it. That’s why Christmas matters. If you’ve ever wondered why God came and what difference it can actually make in your life, in your relationships, and in our world, this Christmas series is for you.
Here’s the schedule for When God Got Dirty
December 2 – “God with Dirty Hands” (We’ll talk about the God who gets it)
December 9 – “God with Tears” (We’ll talk about the God who enters into our pain and disappointment)
December 16 – “God with Hope” (We’ll talk about the God who brings hope in unexpected places)
December 23 – “God with Nails” (We’ll talk about the God who provides a way forward in life)
I look forward to seeing you during the month of December at Northshore as we talk about the God who gets it. For more info on Northshore’s worship gatherings, go here.