Thoughts: The Christmas story isn't just for the holiday season. The birth of Jesus is a game-changer. Some Christmas thoughts are good for any day of the year. Bethlehem is the city. The meaning of Bethlehem is "house of bread." The Bread of Life was delivered on this day in the city of David. The birth was miraculous. While every birth may seem this way, Christ's birth truly was different. Mary was a virgin. The conception was of the Holy Spirit. Jesus had no sin. Matthew 1:23 quotes Isaiah's prophecy: "Behold the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel." When Jesus came, God was with us in the flesh. Mary cared for the baby. The young mother wrapped him and laid him in a feeding trough. While Mary was not divine, she was special. She told the angel in Luke 1:38 "Let it be me according to your word." That is a great prayer for all of us. There was no room for Mary, Joseph and Jesus in the guesthouse. SO they turned the stable into a Motel 6. Perfection came down and man rejected Him. Do not reject Him today. Make room for Jesus in your life.
Discussion: How can we make room for Jesus in our lives during this holiday season, especially during this pandemic? How can we share him with those around us during this pandemic& holiday season?
Activity:Be intentional about making time for Jesus for the remainder of advent. Even if it is just reading your advent booklet and saying a prayer!
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