Are you ready for Christmas?

Oh no, I don’t mean the full cleaning of the house, or the shopping and wrapping, or even the baking and decorating.  I guess I wasn’t clear, so let me try again.

Are YOU ready for Christmas?

Hmm, no, I don’t mean do you have your outfit picked out, washed and ironed. And, no, I don’t mean have you been to the hair stylist yet.

Still not clear. One more try.

Are YOU? READY for Christmas? Are you READY to celebrate the birth of the babe?

Jesus
     the Messiah
          Immanuel (which means “God with us”)
               Son of the Most High
                    Son of God
                         King of the Jews

How does one prepare to celebrate the coming of the King? What does one wear to party with the Son of God? How does one get ready for the birthday of Immanuel, the one who is “God with us?”

 

“Joy to the world! The Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King.
Let ev’ry heart prepare Him room, and heav’n and nature sing.”

Let every heart prepare Him room.

 

What’s in your heart? What belongs?
     Repentance
          Songs of joy
               Attitude of thanksgiving
                    Tears of compassion
                         Love for God’s sake
                              Patience
                                   Self-control

What should be tossed out?
     Judgmental attitude
          Selfish nature
               Angry disposition
                    Rebellious nature towards God                                                                                                                                  Harboured bitterness, resentment and hate                                                                                                                  Complaining spirit                                                                                                                                                   Grudges and unforgivingness

So, as we wait, ponder this:

Is your heart prepared?
Is there room in your heart for Him?

Music as we wait…

Let’s journey together…

 

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