I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way-a voice one calling in the wilderness, “prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. Mark 1:2-3
Prepare your heart for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. Listen to the voice of John the Baptist. “Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for Him.”
Christmas is the time to exult in Jesus’ miraculous incarnation, when the Word became flesh and dwelt among you. Jesus identified with mankind to the ultimate extent-becoming a man and taking residence in our world. Don’t let the familiarity of this astonishing miracle dull its effect on you. Recognize that Jesus is the gift above all gifts, and rejoice in Him.
Clear out clutter and open your heart by pondering the wonders of His entrance into human history. View these events from the perspective of the shepherds, who were keeping watch over their flocks by night. They witnessed first one angel and then a multitude of them lighting up the sky, proclaiming, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those whom He is pleased! Gaze at the Glory of His birth, just as the shepherds did, and respond with childlike wonder.