“You can either walk inside your story and own it or you can stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.” – Brene’ Brown. …
“Are you ready for Christmas?” They ask. What they mean is: have you got all your presents bought and wrapped, have you signed the last card, have you baked and iced all the cookies? Are you ready for the chaos?…
But I want to ask, are you ready for Emmanuel?
Are you ready for a Saviour?
Are you ready for the Prince of Peace to invade your chaos?
Are YOU ready for Christmas?
Are any of us ever TRULY “ready” for that kind of Christmas?
But oh how we so desperately need Him.
Thankfully He comes not when we are ready, but when He is needed.
In a small, lowly stable. Laying his newborn head in a cow’s feeding trough … maybe the cow nibbled his hair before Joseph shooed him away. Maybe Mary’s heart was so filled with joy she wept.
Maybe the shepherds flat out RAN to worship him… knowing they were desperate. Knowing that nothing else in this broken world could save them.
No matter how broken and bruised we are this Christmas.
Emmanuel… He is with us… The weary world rejoices.
Look, yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees, like the shepherds.
Care like Joseph.
Weep like Mary.
Sing like the angels.
Glory to God in the highest.
Our broken world needs peace this Christmas.
Are you ready?
If you want to care for this broken world, share a little love to those who have nothing.
This year I sent gifts to Aleppo, Syria by way of http://www.preemptivelovecoalition.com