So often we think of God as the cosmic cop, looking for all the ways you mess up. We hide from that kind of surveillance. And we resent it.
But God is not really like that. The word "satan" actually means "accuser." God is not our accuser. He's our helper.
"For I am the Lord, your God,
who takes hold of your right hand and says to you,
Do not fear;
I will help you." --Isaiah 41:13
With divine tenderness and compassion, God reaches through all the clutter, busyness, sin, rebellion, fear, and anger in our lives. He reaches through and takes us by the hand. He is for us. He is with us. He longs to help us, right where we are.
God is reaching out his hand to us in the midst of all the pressure, travel, temptation, expectation of this holiday season.
Take his hand. He is with you. He is for you.