It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret. – Jackie Foyner-Kersee
We are the modern-day John the Baptists… and it’s up to us as Christians to PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD – in our own hearts and lives – and subsequently shine His love and mercy on others within our realm of influence.
Lucinda wrote about the Ten Days Fore Christmas… and I’ll fill in the rest – wink! 😉
These days it’s possible to lift a person’s spirit online – which means you can share joy in your po-jammies! I don’t know about you, but I think that’s great! We need to engage whether we feel like it or not. Reach out to friends and loved ones. It may be in the form of Christmas cards, or through the telephone or the Internet, if they’re not nearby. Here’s an idea – if you Skype or do a Google Hangout with video, set it up so that your Christmas tree is in the background – all lit up! Why not contact that person that God lays on your heart today?
The commercialism of Christmas bombards us and makes us feel bad for feeling bad… if that makes sense. We feel as if our lives are not “adding up” to what they should because we don’t use this particular product or we don’t have much family, so we must be missing out on something special. Years ago, I did a study about advertisement and subliminal messages we receive in TV commercials. We must remember, especially at this time of year, these advertisers want to sell products – they want our money. It’s about you parting with your hard-earned money. It’s a façade – a lie. Don’t buy into it.
We have a Savior to share with others. How can we do that if we don’t take the time and make the effort to get our own hearts and minds prepared for a Christ-centered Christmas? It’s about finding opportunities to help others because we know that’s what our Lord did. He didn’t hide out when He was in a mood. He knew His purpose and fulfilled His ministry. We’re here for a reason, so let’s prepare our hearts and minds for Christmas – then share the Christ of Christmas with others! 🙂