Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Advent Reflections

December 2nd

“Let every heart prepare Him room…” Joy To The World

One of the first ways God touched my heart was through Christmas carols. I fondly remember going caroling with my family and neighbors in Dover, New Hampshire back in the 1970’s. One of our neighbors played the trumpet as we went along which made the experience especially magical. That Christmas Eve there was snow on the ground and snow falling from the sky- it was a perfect holiday scene.
In my little girl’s heart as I sang, “Joy to the World”, I began to believe. Jesus became real to me for the first time, not just a person from a bible story. He touched me in a way that I would not forget, and years later, at the age of 25, I would give my life to Christ. For me, the words of a song:
“Joy to the world, the Lord has come, let earth receive her king; Let every heart prepare Him room…” this was the beginning of my heart making room for the Savior.
Today making room isn’t about doing things for Christ. We have all been taught that this is how we show our commitment to God. However it is truly in the heart and soul where we allow him room. It is in the secret places of our innermost being that we simply receive all his grace has to offer.
May you simply believe and receive all that Jesus has done for you today.

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