This Sunday we continue in our three-week Christmas series, “Prepare Him Room.” As the Christmas season speeds up, and the big day approaches, it seems each day is getting shorter and shorter. As we try all the harder to slow ourselves down and make room to celebrate Christ, the more the activities and responsibilities seem to pile up. The truth is though, it's not the activities, or the parties or the crazy expectations that are to blame. It’s this strange need we feel to do something other than simply celebrate the coming of the promised Messiah. As if it needed to be dressed up and made to be “More Magical.”
This week let us pause and remember what God has done in sending His only son to put on flesh and dwell among us. Let our prayer together be that we would see as displayed through the coming of Christ the King, the magnitude of God’s goodness and grace to us! That all the distractions and counterfeits would fade to nothing in comparison to the true story of Christmas. What a magnificent God we serve!
Isaiah 7:14 "Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”
Matthew 1:18 "Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit."