Jesus Comes As...: Preparing for Advent
I will never forget the first time my mother came to visit after Steve and I were married.
My mother was an impeccable housekeeper. I am not. Everything in her home was clean, neat and in it’s place. That might have been true in our home right after we moved in, but not since.
So I went into a frenzy trying to restore order, hide messes and clean every inch. When she arrived I was exhausted.
At this season of Advent we anticipate the arrival of Jesus, the Lamb of God, the King of Glory.
And yet most of us scurry about getting ready for the coming of Christmas, not the coming of Christ.
Just think of it!
Jesus came to earth to be like us so we can be like Him.
Jesus came to visit us to tell us how much He loves us.
Jesus came into the darkness to shine as the light.
Jesus came walking on water, subduing the storms of our lives.
And so much more.
Every day during Advent I will post a very brief reminder of the gift to us that His coming is.
I will also be taking part in an Advent Blog Hop Series, based on Deeply Loved: 40 Ways in 40 Days to Experience the Heart of Jesus by Keri Wyatt Kent. It is hosted by Angie Mabry-Nauta.
I would also recommend you look at Silence and Other Surprising Invitations of Advent, a “lovely, thoughtful book” by Enuma Okoro.
Most of all, I invite you to welcome Jesus into your heart and life, letting His coming be the center of your Christmas season.
And you don’t have to clean up the house—or your life—first. He comes to you as you are.
What about you? How has Jesus come to you lately.
C2012 Judy Douglass
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