In 1944, movie-goers were introduced to the songs “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “The Trolley Song,” and the already popular, “Meet Me in St Louis.” The film Meet Me in St Louis starred the legendary Judy Garland portraying a young lady expecting a marriage proposal with the 1904 World’s Fair as the backdrop.
In 1904, people from around the globe were invited to the mid-American city of Saint Louis for the grandest World’s Fair to date (photos here). A virtual city of more than 1,500 buildings representing 62 nations and 75 miles of roads were built – only to be demolished after the fair ended. The song “Meet Me in St Louis” was a popularized invitation to attend the fair.
God hasn’t been the featured actor in a major motion picture, but He has given out an invitation to meet Him. Where does one meet God? Is He hiding behind a fluffy cloud on a summer day? Is He in the tulip growing near the neighbor’s door? Is He waiting on a Hollywood stage preparing to sing and dance about the World’s Fair? Maybe He can be found in the laugh of a child, a chocolate ice cream cone, or the pencil used to leave a note to the man who took my parking space.
No, these are not the Christian answers to where God calls for His people to meet Him! These other things may point us to Him … but they are not how He meets with anyone.
And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, Jesus expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself (Luke 24:27). Behold, I come; in the scroll of the book it is written of me (Psalm 40:7).
He comes to meet with you in His Word. Will you meet with Him today?