In My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers wrote, “Jesus Christ was born into this world, not from it. He did not emerge out of history; He came into history from the outside…Just as our Lord came into human history from outside it, He must also come into me from outside. Have I allowed my personal human life to become a ‘Bethlehem’ for the Son of God?”
His question hit me and caused me to ponder a few other questions:
Have I allowed my will to become like Mary’s and Joseph’s, yielding to God and obeying Him without completely understanding?
Have I allowed my heart to become like the stable, welcoming Jesus to come in?
Have I allowed my voice to become like the angels’, announcing the good news of Christ?
Have I allowed my feet to become like the shepherds’, running to seek the Savior and to proclaim Him to others?
Have I allowed my knees to become like the Wise Men’s, kneeling before the King of Kings and worshipping Him through giving?
Father, help me spiritually prepare for Christmas: Help me desire Your will before my own. Fill my heart with Your Spirit. Inhabit the praises of my voice. Make my feet swift to share the good news of Your salvation. And grant me bendable knees all the days of my life that I might worship You forever. Amen.