Christmas 2014 Devotion – Day 21

December 21st

The preparations are already done.

Prepare the way for the LORDs coming!

MATTHEW 3:1-3

The glow of Christmas breaches over the horizon….

And if you listen, linger and listen, you can hear the forerunner, John the Baptist: “The King is coming, the Lord is coming.”

The herald of the King calls you in this moment to come away from the crush and crowds, to come away to a space of stillness to be ready for the coming of the Lord.

In the wilderness there are few roads, so Christ is the only Way.

Rest here.

Rest happy and love this story of a coming King who prepares the downtrodden for Christmas by becoming the Way. Who lays Himself down in the creche, on the Cross, so we can lie down and rest.

You are unconditionally accepted and unbelievably wanted because you don’t merely know of Him; you are related to Him by blood.

He comes for you in the wildernesses.

You are most prepared for Christmas when you are done trying to make your performance into the gift and instead revel in His presence as the Gift.

That is all there is left in these last days of the Advent road–the sacredness of His presence saturating everything.

You can feel it, even now.

Your Christmas becoming more.

Becoming a miracle.