“Joy to the world, the Lord has come, let earth receive her king! Let every heart prepare him room!”
Don’t take Christmas for granted. It’s easy to let it pass you by in a rush of shopping, baking, parties, and all the obligations of the holiday season.
Prepare your heart for the coming of Emmanuel, “God with us.”
This is a wonderful time to read the book of Luke, and the story of Jesus’ birth, with the shepherds watching their flocks by night, and the heavenly host, and the glory of the Lord shining all around.
Let your heart be filled with wonder, the way the shepherds' hearts were.
“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
Go outside and look up at the night sky and imagine it filled with a great company of the heavenly host. That really happened! Imagine how the shepherds must have felt to witness this awesome sight.
Spend time in prayer and ask God to prepare your heart for the coming of His son Jesus.
"But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.'” Luke 2:10