Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Anticipating Christmas (Lawson Murray)

As we anticipate Christmas, it is good to look at His story, "a collection of monumental moments that remind us that Christ cared enough to experience life with us. Christmas is the time to remember that Christ not only came, but he stayed, he lived, he cared." ~ Max Lucado, introduction from Celebrating Christmas with Jesus, An Advent Devotional

Prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3

So this Advent season begins with the call to prepare. But what are we preparing for? In the midst of the wilderness of commercialism and consumerism, the prophet calls out to us to make a "highway for our God" - to put in order the road to our hearts. Let's take an honest look within and ask Him to make the necessary changes and preparations for this month of celebration.
     ~ by Lawson Murray in iRejoice: Advent Words for Growth, for Story, for Community, day 2

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