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?
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?
Songs of joy
Attitude of thanksgiving
Tears of compassion
Love for God’s sake
What should be tossed out?
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…