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Monday, November 30, 2020

Preparing Our Hearts This Christmas: Week 1

“Let every heart prepare Him room”


The busyness leading up to Christmas can be quite loud and weary on us. Everything is crowded. Even before December begins the roads are crowded, parking lots, stores, our schedules, our minds and our hearts. Most of us feel overwhelmed with all that we have planned and desperation to get it all done even before December 1st.

It's interesting because the inns that night Mary and Joseph set out to Bethlehem were crowded as well. I sit and imagine the look on those inn keepers faces or face when they heard who was knocking on their door that night and they didn't make room…

The Prince of Peace, the King of Kings came into the world in unsanitary, uncomfortable, dusty conditions. He didn't lay on a plush blanket, or was wrapped in a soft swaddle in a cozy onesie. Instead he was laid to rest on a manger which is aka a feeding trough.

Ponder on the humility of Almighty God, Creator of the Universe who's sovereign plan was to be born in a stable and laid down in a manger on a bed of hay!

Friends before the holiday festivities begin with hanging up our lights, decorating the tree, wrapping gifts, watching Christmas classics, baking cookies and all the amazing Christmas traditions. Let's pause just for a moment close our eyes and remember to leave room for HIM in the middle of this all.

While we are writing down our To Do Lists, make sure to write down spend time with Jesus. 

When we are listening to Christmas music let's lift up our voices to also worship HIM.

When we calculate our Christmas budget, are we leaving funds to contribute to those less fortunate? 

While we are joyfully wrapping gifts for our loved ones, let’s rejoice and give thanks to the greatest gift of all!

He’s knocking on the doors of our home, our minds and most importantly our hearts. Let's not be like the inn keepers and respond with “there’s just no room available”.

My dear friends let's open the door, welcome him in and make room for Him this Christmas season.


As the innkeeper of our own hearts is there space for Jesus this Christmas? Is there a seat made for him for his own celebration in our home?


You who bring good news to Zion,
    go up on a high mountain.
You who bring good news to Jerusalem,[c]
    lift up your voice with a shout,
lift it up, do not be afraid;
    say to the towns of Judah,
    “Here is your God!”
10 See, the Sovereign Lord comes with power,
    and he rules with a mighty arm.
See, his reward is with him,
    and his recompense accompanies him.
11 He tends his flock like a shepherd:
    He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
    he gently leads those that have young.

               Isaiah 40:9-11


Let's do this together friends this Christmas!

Let’s read a few verses this week from one of the gospels to enjoy the story of the birth of Christ. Prepare this moment with holiday favorites; hot cocoa, a warm cookie or a nice scented candle and give into His Christmas story.


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