Tomorrow, we’ll wake up with our family of four in our home together on Christmas morning. We’ll exchange gifts, read the Christmas story and make memories I hope to cherish for a lifetime.
The Christmas season is hectic and busy and sometimes leaves me feeling guilty for wishing it were all over with. I realize my heart is never quite ready for Christmas. I was comforted by that reality as I was reading an Advent devotional by Ann Voskamp called The Greatest Gift. In it was this quote:
“We are most prepared for Christ, for Christmas when we confess we are mostly not prepared”
The gifts might be wrapped and the cookies baked. However, my heart needs a Savior to move and reign. I need grace. Only when I recognize my need for Jesus am I prepared for His arrival.
Only when I recognize my need for Jesus am I prepared for His arrival.”
As you visit family, go to work, open gifts or order a pizza tomorrow, I encourage you to stop for just a moment to acknowledge your need. The coming Jesus is not only neat but so necessary.
The coming Jesus is not only neat but so necessary.”
From my heart to yours, Merry Christmas! May you experience the coming King.