Advent – Prepare the Way of the Lord

I was reading Isaiah 40:1-11 this morning and a couple of thoughts come to mind as we prepare for Christmas.

One we are looking for the coming of our Lord with the peace and joy he has given us in new birth. We can prepare by offering the good news to others this Christmas, through coming alongside of the poor, marginalized and suffering. Think of how someone came alongside of us and as the saying goes, “Pay it forward.”

We can prepare our hearts in thankful worship to Christ. Sing the songs of Christmas with joy, meditate upon the Scriptures, and offer prayer in behalf of those for whom Christ died.

We can prepare by thoughtfully giving gifts without being caught up in the bondage of consumerism. It is neither Biblical or patriotic to spend for the sake of spending especially on credit. Give gifts that will bless, release, encourage, strengthen, and help those you intend to gift this Christmas. Especially remember those who cannot give back to you.

Yes, Christ is coming! He will rule with a powerful arm and return with his reward. He will shepherd his people.

Merry Christmas!

2 thoughts on “Advent – Prepare the Way of the Lord

  1. Pastor, one of my prayers has been answered. One of my coworkers is attending todays early service (Dec 21). I pray that the Lord will speak loudly and powerfully to my friend.

  2. Dennis,
    It’s Monday, December 22, 2008. I have been sitting here reading your blogs – very inspiring and so positive. If we all could look at the glass 1/2 full instead of 1/2 empty as you do, we would all be better off. You have been an inspiration over the time I have know you and Becky. You and your family are very dear to me. I trust and pray God will continue to you bless you in all you do. Give Becky a big hug and kiss from me – love you all –

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