For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a strong desire to be overwhelmed by the “feeling” of Christmas. I want to be swept off my feet in the glory and anticipation of my Savior.
I want to be moved to tears every year at the Christmas Eve service, when we sing in the candlelight.
I want my heart to swell with joy and gratitude, as my husband and I watch our girls faces light up on Christmas morning.
I want to rest in the quiet spaces of the early morning, with my coffee and the lights of the tree.
“Joy to the World , the Lord is come!Let earth receive her King.
Let every heart prepare Him room!”
I’ve been singing this Christmas carol for weeks, not knowing why, until the Holy Spirit revealed and highlighted the verse above.
My heart needed to be decluttered, not necessarily in the same way my minivan needed decluttering…but still, something wasn’t right.
I knew I needed to intentionally make room in my day to acknowledge the miracle that is Christmas. Our God loves the story He authored, He wants us to be caught up in the mystery of the virgin birth and the unexpected circumstance of the Son of God, being born in a lowly stable.
Let us prepare our hearts and make room this Christmas for God to bless us with the gloriously unexpected gift of Jesus, the Savior of the world.