Monday, December 20, 2010
Are you ready for Christmas?
I have been thinking about Christmas - I'm sure you have too - and the lists of things that I think I need to get done this week.
But the thoughts I've had the most are these:
How am I responding to Christmas?
Am I like the wise men - searching for Him and coming to worship Him, bringing my gifts (treasures) to Him?
Am I like the shepherds, who left their flocks and found Him and were so excited that they told everyone what had happened? Am I like Mary- preparing my heart for His arrival?
Or--- am I like Herod, looking out for my own interests only?
Am I like the people of Bethlehem, completely oblivious to His coming, and not really caring?
Like Martha - so busy getting everything done for Christmas that my heart is not ready to listen to what He has to say to me?
I want to be one of the first group of people - a shepherd, a wise man, a Mary! Will you join me?