She gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:7)
Is there room in your heart for Jesus? Or is it sort of like the inn in the Christmas story — too packed to let the Savior in?
In the days leading up to Christmas it often seems that the dominant feeling is STRESSSSSSS rather than JOY. I don’t know about you, but here’s what my pre-Christmas schedule typically looks like: Work. Shopping. Work. Decorating. Work. Holiday parties. More work. More shopping. More holiday parties. Cooking. Cleaning. Collapsing.
If we’re not careful, Christmas can fly right by us and then all of a sudden it’s December 26 and there’s nothing left to do but to watch parades and lame bowl games on TV.
Don’t let that happen this year. Leave room in your hearts for rest, reflection and the reason for the season:
Below is some great age-old advice. We sing it every Christmas season. Let’s live it out this year.
Joy to the world,
The Lord has come!
Let earth receive her King.
Let every heart
prepare Him room,
And heaven and nature sing.
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