Interesting thought: to be really invested in something requires at least a piece of yourself. Skin in the game.
This morning as I read through the devotional entries and the Advent devotionals (yes plural) I saw something I had not put together before. You may have already made this connection but I didn’t see it this way until today.
Way back, at the beginning of the Story, when our great-grandparents, Adam & Eve, made the choice to believe Satan’s lie, God came looking for them and asked “Where are you?”
It’s not like God didn’t know where Adam & Eve were. He knew. He questioned to allow them to confess. When they did, God sacrificed a piece of Himself, His creation, and made coverings for them.
Fast forward to the Cross. Jesus, the perfect, unblemished Lamb of God, sacrificed Himself for ALL humanity so that we can come home; home in the Presence of God. Wearing the covering He made through the sacrifice of Himself.
God has had skin in the game of Life since the beginning. His plan is for us to be with Him. Being in the game of Life with Him will cost you something: pride.
Are you in?