Final Preparations

Scripture: Jn. 3:16, Ps. 139, Ps. 68:19, Lk. 4:18, Jos. 1:5, I Cor. 2:9, II Cor. 4:18

The festivities will soon be over.  All the buying, the wrapping of presents, cookie baking, the meal planning, etc.  — all over in a matter of hours.  We will have torn open gifts, thrown away paper (unless you are a saver), checked sizes, checked batteries, and checked for broken items.  Then it may be exchange or return time.  There may be disappointments, let-downs, but hopefully also many surprises.

Christmas time itself can be a lot of work.  But I hope all of the above will not supersede the Christ who brought us Christmas in the first place.


>He is the best gift

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  John 3:16

>He knows all about us.

(See Psalm 139)

>He gives us the best things for our lives.

Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits. Psalm 68:19  

>He knows when we are broken and He will fix what needs fixin’!

He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted. Luke 4:18    

>He will never let us down or disappoint us.

I will be with you: I will not fail you, or forsake you.   Josh. 1:5

>He will surprise us with blessings beyond anything we can imagine.

Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things

which God has prepared for those who love Him. I Cor. 2:9


When the world sings its song about Santa Clause Coming to Town—as innocent as it may sound—it’s saying Santa can do and know things that only Jesus can do and know.  Children can be disappointed when all their wishes aren’t fulfilled.  Yes, I realize Jesus doesn’t give us everything we want, but what He does give us has eternal value—not temporal value.

…While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.

For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

II Cor. 4:18 

The secular songs of Christmas are fun to sing, but let’s sing and rejoice and remember why we celebrate that wonderful day.

Joy to the world, the Lord is come.

Let earth receive her King.

Let every heart, prepare Him room.

And heav’n and nature sing.

And heav’n and nature sing.

And heav’n and nature sing. 

Are you preparing your heart to have room for Jesus this Christmas?

Have you received Him as Savior and Lord?

Have you made Him King of your life?

Jesus has come to town!  And one day



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