Today, at A Holy Experience, we are writing about the practice of preparing.
You’d think this would be right up my alley….something I am good at. Preparing is usually “my thing”. Organization. Checking things off the to do list.
Am I prepared?
I’ve always loved the Christmas season, from the time I was a very young child. The decorating. The parties. The holiday home tours and the smell of freshly baked cookies. The classic holiday movies, and buying a gift for those special people in my life. Candlelight Christmas Eve services and Joy to the World.
But, am I prepared?
All is calm
All is bright.
A King born into the most humble of circumstances.
This Child came to prepare the way, for us all.
His journey would lead from a smelly stable manager to a rough wooden cross and finally, to an empty tomb.
From life, to death, to life again.
From His new birth...to our own.
Think about that.
With Him all things are made new.
As the days grow darker, and colder…and the frenzy of Christmas is upon me…my desire is to step back,
and take time to prepare my heart.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 NIV