In those days, John the Baptist ams to the Judean wilderness and began preaching. His message was, "Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near." The prophet Isaiah was speaking about John when he said, "He is a voice shouting in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way for the LORD's coming! Clear the road for him!'"
There are only 4 days til Christmas... FOUR DAYS!! There is so much preparation to be done for so many. Presents to wrap, cookies to make, packing to do, parties to prepare for, services to get ready for...
We spend LOTS of time in preparation for Christmas.
And so did John the Baptist- over 2000 years ago!
John's call was to prepare the way for the Savior. He called people to repentance, to prepare for God's Kingdom to come to the earth. Jesus was coming as the greatest gift ever!
Amidst the many preparations for all that we have planned this Christmas, it is so very important that we take time to prepare for Jesus too. To ready our hearts to celebrate the most important part of it all- the Reason for the Season (sorry... I couldn't help it!)...
Today, in our devotions, we were asked to take some time to think about what it really means to have Jesus here with us, right now. How does He make a difference in our lives?!
Today- take some time to ask yourself that same question:
How does He make a difference in your life?