2017-12-16 - Waiting for Christmas
Psalm 27:14 "Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart, and wait for the Lord." (NIV)
Christmas is only ten days away. This morning, on the radio, I heard a commercial telling us that Christmas was coming up soon, and that we needed to get our carpets professionally cleaned immediately. How could we entertain family and friends over the Christmas holidays with dirty carpets? We need to get prepared - and without delay.
How are your preparations for Christmas going this year? Have you finished buying presents? Is your house decorated? Have you planned the menu for your Christmas feast? Is your carpet clean?
The most important question may be--Have your prepared your heart for Christmas? Have you taken time out of all the hustle and bustle to think about the reason for the season? Have you thought about the significance of Jesus' birth? As the prophet Amos said, "Prepare to meet your God, O Isreal." (Amos 4:12)
As Christmas approaches once again, we should prepare our hearts and lives to meet Jesus.
Richard Moser, Jr
All scripture references from NIV (New International Version) unless otherwise noted