Ready for Christmas?

Re:Verse reading–Luke 3:1-20  (day one)

“The voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way of the Lord’ “–v 3

For Luke, John the Baptist is an essential part of the Christmas story.  He will “make ready a people prepared for the Lord” said the angel. (Luke 1:17) Whether a man receives the gift of Christ often depends on his inner readiness.

Do we value preparation in the same way?  Do we dedicate time, attention to the necessary steps that plow up the soil of our hearts for the promised seed?

We certainly practice this wisdom in the material realm!  Think of the preparations we make! We decorate trees .  We purchase and wrap gifts.  We plan meals.  No one expects Christmas to just “happen”.  We get ready for it!

Seven days to go! Is your heart soft?  Eyes open to sin?  Soul sensitive to repentance?  Before we can hear Jesus, we must listen to John.

Are you ready for Christmas?


Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

2 thoughts on “Ready for Christmas?”

  1. Perfect time for reflecting on and preparing the Jesus’ way! End of year!! Perfect time for reflecting how far we have walked in faith and in the Holy Spirit!

    Repentance continues to be the core of readiness for God. In my view, our commitment to follow Jesus’ way helps to prepare us. We have no control of our lives and we may recognize that we need more of God. Seeing and admitting how much we need Jesus will open our hearts to receive him.

    I am ready for Christmas! Perfect time to reflect how far we have prepared the Jesus’ way, to focus more on Jesus and to give Him all the glory! Jesus is the way! I am convinced! Merry Christmas to all!

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