Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Preparing a Place
I overheard you telling granny that having company over was hard work! On Christmas Eve you had family visit and now you were expecting more company on Christmas Day.
It is a lot of work if you want to present your company with an experience they will enjoy! Preparing a place for them to hang their coat, an area for them to sit and exchange conversation, a place at your table for a feast they will savor . . . yes, it really is a lot of hard work to prepare a place for company!
John 14:2 says "In my Father's house are many rooms . . . I am going there to prepare a place for you." In some small way our preparations at Christmas connect us closer to the truth of this scripture. We prepare our homes for the company that is coming and we deeply desire for their visit at our house to be a warm and welcoming experience.
In this New Year that is quickly approaching, let your preparations be not only in your home but also in your heart. The song Joy to the World says it best, "Let every heart prepare Him room."
Son, preparing a heart that has room for Jesus is also hard work! Let's break a sweat, sweep the floors and remove all the garbage from our lives so that the Savior can hang his coat, sit for a lovely visit and enjoy the feast at our table!