As we approach the end of Advent I wanted to check in and see what you remember of this time.
The Advent Season and then The Christmastide season are about preparation for the coming of the Christ and then celebrating his joyful birth among us. Have you remembered this or have you gotten mixed up in the secular side of this Holy Season!
What gifts have you gotten to give unto the King of Kings this year? Don’t be so wrapped up in exchanging gifts with each other that you loose sight that we celebrate the gift of the greatest Gift God gave mankind this season.
It is Christ the newborn King that should be remembered first and foremost and we need to flourish with the gifts the Holy Spirit gave to us to further His Kingdom and Glorify Him.
Remember without the manger we can not have the Cross and Empty Tomb! Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord! Veni, Veni, Emmanuel!
Let us pray!
Father, just as You sent John the Baptist to prepare the way for Jesus, help me to clear the path in my heart, too. Show me the distractions in my life that block me from all-out worship of You this Advent. Lord, I await Your coming! As I celebrate the first Advent––the first coming––I look toward the day where I will see You face to face. I imagine what it will be like. Give me a heart, Lord, that looks for Your coming on a daily basis. Help me to live my life where I’m constantly seeking Your presence. My offering to You today is my righteous life for I know I am only clean because of Jesus. Show me today how I need to be refined, purified, forgiven. Give me the strength to ask for forgiveness and to then change my ways.
~Sarah Martin, from “The Awe & Wonder of Advent: Day 18”