Christmas is less than two weeks away and I haven’t even started my Christmas cards, I’m only half-done my shopping, and I still have baking to do. I’m not ready for Christmas… at least in that sense.
But I am preparing. Are you?
I don’t mean the party-planning, picture-taking, shopping and wrapping, baking and traveling sort of preparations.
I mean you. Your heart. Your mind. Your soul.
Are you taking time to focus on the eternal this season?
Have you stopped to meditate on the Savior who gave up everything, to gain the love of a world full of rebellious people? Have you offered heart-felt gratitude to the One who came so we might live more fully and freely?
In the midst of the busyness, take time to quiet your heart and rest your weary mind on His eternal love and the everlasting ramifications of His sacrifice on Calvary.
After all, what’s the point of celebrating Christmas if we don’t take time to celebrate Christ?
Need some ideas?
- celebrate Christ’s first Advent with one of these suggestions
- choose a short devotional plan that will get you in the Word everyday
- download this free ebook and read one entry per day now through Christmas
- purchase this compilation of meditations by Christian theologians through the ages
- dig deeper into Luke 2 with commentaries, Bible dictionaries, study Bibles, etc.
- grab a hymnbook and sing/read through one carol every night (all the verses!)
- minister to the spiritual needs of others by giving gifts with an eternal significance
- pray through Scriptures & hymns that anticipate Christ’s birth
- write out some meditations about the joy of Christ’s coming
- set aside regular time to adore and worship the Savior with your local church
Christmas may be approaching quickly, but it’s not too late to start preparing. tweet this
Choose one or two things from the list above, and spend the next week getting your heart and mind ready to celebrate Christ’s birth.
He who was born a Babe in the manger is also the King of the world. He came to earth for you… because He loved you more than His own glory. God Himself set aside His own reputation and bound Himself by the limitations of feeble humanity. He submitted Himself to the indignities and pain of this sin-cursed life, all so He could die in our place.
He was born to be a sacrifice. He was born to be a ransom for many. He is Messiah, the chosen one of God, our Savior Jesus Christ.
How are you preparing to adore Him this Christmas?