We are just day’s away from Christmas. Are you ready?
Are you ready with anticipation?
Are you ready to receive a gift?
I’m not talking about the gifts under the tree or being done with all your shopping. I’m talking about being ready to receive the greatest gift in life. It is the gift of salvation in Jesus Christ. It all began on Christmas with a baby being born in a manager. You can read the account in the Holy Bible in the book of Luke.
“In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while[a]Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.” Luke 2:1-7, NIV
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16, NIV
I encourage you to read the Nativity story on Christmas morning as a family. Make this a tradition of “getting ready” for Christmas.
I am praying your Christmas is Merry!