Advent is a season for reflection and preparation. Let us take the time, this year, to revisit a familiar story about the events leading up to Jesus’ birth. There are many books and family oriented activities to guide families and individuals through a reflection on why we celebrate Christmas. Keeping the holiday’s purpose at the center of our days and hearts helps us to have less anxiety about the other things that threaten to steal the joy of Jesus at Christmastime. When the Savior was born to us, the world was flipped on it’s heals. Stay prayerfully aware of what a huge deal His birth really is.
Father, we praise You for Christmas. Thank you for leaving us your Word. Teach us to treasure it, and through the power of the Holy Spirit that lives in us, reveal more of your character to us each time we turn over a new page. Show us our purpose in this life as we seek you each day in Scripture. Thank you for sending your Son to earth to save us. He is the Word. Born to Mary in a stable, a vulnerable baby boy, He walked the earth that we trod. God, Himself, among us. Emmanuel. Bless our hearts to be filled with the awe and wonder that surrounded the shepherds as the angles sang of Jesus’ birth. Help us to know you a little better than we did before this Christmas. Through the stories and the lessons in the Bible, you reach out to us, to teach us who we are. Praise you for loving us so personally and perfectly. Thank you, Jesus, for coming to save us and promising never to leave us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Meg encourages others to seek Him first through her life as a stay-at-home mom, career as a freelance writer, teaching Emoti-moms Weekly Bible Study, and leading the kids worship teams at her local church. She resides in a small, Northern lake town with her husband of ten years, two daughters, and their Golden-doodle. Meg writes about everyday life within the love of Christ on her blog, http://sunnyand80.org.