Monday, December 14, 2009

Contemplative Hearts

The calendar says Christmas is only 11 days away...but hearts prepared for Jesus celebrate Christmas every day. The seeds of His love are perpetually born in a prepared heart. As the busy chaos of our American Christmas rages about, let's deliberately prepare our hearts by choosing to quietly contemplate the magnificence of the love symbolized by the incarnation.

Our amazing God, who with a word spoke creation into being, chose to set aside His glory and magnificence to reveal Himself to us in the form of a helpless baby in a dark cave. His love for each of us; His willingness to sacrifice all for lost humanity; His humble example; His confidence in His power to deliver us--all are tremendous sources of hope. Considering the sacrificial, powerful love of God will indeed prepare our hearts for a daily Christmas celebration. Our souls will sing with the angels as we consider the depths of His love. The seeds of love born into a prepared heart will be nurtured into fruitful vines by the same great God who entered time and space on the first 'Christmas.' May your heart contemplate and sing praises to the One who demonstrates His love personally and powerfully every day!

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