How have you been preparing for Christmas?
Of course, you’re doing your part as the man of the house –
- you’re getting the tree,
- you’re hanging up lights outside the house, and
- you’re helping prepare for a party you will be hosting.
- you’re weighing in all the decisions on what gift to buy this person and that person, and then there’s that one relative – you wonder how they even made the Christmas gift list…
It can all be so busy that there’s no time to really even think of the real reason for the season.
Sure, we can take in a nativity scene, read a few Bible verses on some Christmas cards, enjoy the fragrance of a Christmas candle and maybe even sing a few Christmas carols… but that’s just preparing our heads not our hearts.
Don’t let the sensory intake of sights, sounds, and smells be the end all.
Before you know it, this Christmas will have come and gone just as fast as every other year.
So, how can we best prepare our hearts for this Christmas?
We’ll dig into this deeply this Friday – come prepared to Investigate, Internalize, and Imitate!
I look forward to seeing you early this last Friday before we celebrate the birth of our Savior.
– Chris Freiburg
She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). Matthew 1:21-23
He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:10-12
When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. Luke 2:17-18