Preparation! Are you prepared? Christmas is coming!
This is the season of the year when we prepare for the greatest gift of all. "The Christ Child". Advent, the first season of the Christian year begins on December 2nd, and includes the four Sundays before Christmas. Advent (meaning "coming") is the season to prepare to receive the greatest miracle of Christmas. But it is also the season when we are bombarded by many other fun, but time consuming, additional activities including shopping, baking, wrapping, writing and sending cards, holiday gatherings, and travel. Unless we intentionally make the effort to keep Christ at the center of the season and to keep a holy Advent, these activities can leave us depleted and rob us of the spiritual joy of the journey to Christmas.
Prepare yourself for the coming of the Christ Child!
In the joy of the season,