Christmas preparationsWhere does the time go? If you are like me,  you look at the calendar one day and think you have all the time in the world to get ready for Christmas. Then, it happens! You look at the calendar and realize Christmas is only three weeks away! Suddenly, we are jumping on that treadmill trying to get the house, the gifts and food prepared for our families, Christmas parties and Christmas Day.

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Preparations are necessary for any big event. Yet, in the hustle of the Christmas Season and festivities are we preparing our hearts for the reason for the season?  Just as John the Baptist went out preparing the way for the Lord,  we need to be preparing our hearts for the Christ child. Though we may already be Christians and have Christ  in our hearts, it is our responsibility to prepare the way for the Lord’s coming again. We do this by sharing God’s grace and love with others who may not know Him.

Throughout the Christmas season I encourage you to stop and prepare the way as you make preparations for all the Christmas festivities on your calendar.  Prepare the way so others may know Him.

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The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the Prophets.

Behold, I send My messenger before Your face,

Who will prepare Your way before You.

The voice of one crying in the wilderness;

Prepare the way of the LORD;

Make His paths strait.

Mark 1:1-3

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