Grandpa and Grandma are coming over. However, kids’ toys, games, and a bunch of Legos (dangerously painful to step on) are strewn all over the living room.
Do you tell your kids, “Go ahead and leave those Legos on the floor. When Grandpa and Grandma come, they can walk around them”? No! You say, “Please pick up your Legos because Grandpa and Grandma are coming.”
Why? Because Grandpa and Grandma are special. When they come into the house, you want them to have a clear and open path. It prepares the way for a big welcome of love and hugs. “Grandpa and Grandma are here!”
Do you need to pick up your Legos? “Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him” (Luke 3:4).
Remove sinful obstacles of pride or despair that get in the way. Clear a path with repentance and humility. Don’t ask Jesus to work his way around your priorities, but work your priorities around Jesus. He’s special.
Prepare the way and clear a path for his big welcome of love, forgiveness, and salvation. “He’s coming!”
During the four-week prelude to Christmas called Advent, Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Are you familiar with any kind of Advent celebrations? Google a few of them like an Advent wreath, Advent candles, or an Advent calendar (a countdown to Christmas that works great with the kids). Give one a try this Advent season.