Perhaps we too need push back some of the busyness of our lives and journey anew to Bethlehem. Amid our busyness of Christmas shopping and baking, perhaps we too could use the Advent season to re-discover the miracle of Christmas. We could see anew the promise of God’s love. We could let a new hope dawn in our hearts and lives. Perhaps we could even lend our voice to Christmas angel choirs. Perhaps the light of God’s love in our hearts could push back a little of the darkness of our world near and far. And we might even share a gift with our loved ones, as well as those whose lives could use a little more love.
Let us say again like the shepherds of so long ago, “Come let us journey together to Bethlehem . . . and see this thing that has happened!” Luke 2.15
Loving God, help me clear aside of some of the busyness of the season and make room for you. Work a miracle of love in my life, and help me be part of some small miracle of love in someone else’s life, through your power and to your glory, Amen.
May God bless you on your Christmas journey—Pastor TJ
God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it--Pope Francis