What are you doing for Christmas this year? Are you attending parties and celebrations with friends and family? Have you attended work parties and luncheons sharing small talk with people you only gather with once a year? Have you baked cookies, bought and wrapped presents, and decorated the house?
There are a lot of preparations made for Christmas in many households, but how many of them truly prepare you for an encounter with Jesus? Is there time in your schedule for Jesus? Does your family take time to share the Christmas story together or pray in the days leading up to Christmas? Are you taking time each day to spend with Him, to worship Him, and talk with Him? Is there any room on your calendar for Jesus?
In Luke 2:6-7 we read there was no room for Jesus and his family in a home…”While they were there, the time came for the Baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a Son. She wrapped Him in cloths and placed Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”
Jesus came that night in the town of Bethlehem and stayed a few days there but most of Bethlehem missed Him completely. They were so busy with their schedules, their agendas, and preparations, they completely missed out on a divine encounter. He was in their backyards and they missed it.
Don’t miss Him. He is here today. Please don’t miss Him. Take time today for Jesus. Clear your entire calendar if necessary, but don’t miss Him. He desires to have a divine encounter with you. All He is waiting for is you.