Sunday, December 05, 2010

Advent 9

Today we lit the second candle, the Bethlehem candle on our advent wreath. (symbolic of the preparations being made to receive and to cradle the Christ Child) "And Joseph also went up from Galilee... unto the City of David which is called Bethlehem." Luke 2:4

Today we were reminded that we should follow the message that John the Baptist gave us.

[3] For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said,
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord;
make his paths straight.’”
(Matthew 3:3 ESV)

Can you hear the voice of the one crying in the wilderness or is that voice drowned out by the hustle and bustle of living in the city, a life of having what we want when we want it, and Christmas preparations?

People came to John because he was not corrupted by the word but rather was immersed in God and preached an authentic message from God. This message was to prepare for the coming Christ. So how are we to prepare? We put up all the decorations, Bought all the gifts and sent out the cards careful not to leave anyone out. We have written extensive letters to fill everyone in on what WE have done. We have even purchased the bounty of food to be cooked and eaten. Isn't that preparation enough? The answer is NO! We are to be fed by the word on a daily basis we need to be immersed in Gods word so that we are not led astray. We need to repent,washed clean and be pure in our minds and hearts. We have many distractions each and every day that keep us from doing these things. What can you cut out of your busy schedule to make time for preparing for Christs coming.

Come Lord Jesus Come.

Sing Praises to Your King!

No comments: