The pastor at my mom's church in South Carolina shared a great message this morning. Basically, he asked two questions.
First, are you ready for Christmas?
I'm always ready for the Christmas season; the music, the Christmas trees, the lights, the movies, even the corny Christmas shirts.
The next question he asked is: Are you ready for Jesus?
Today begins Advent, What is Advent you ask? Advent is a season Christians celebrate in preparation for Christmas. It starts the fourth Sunday before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. Advent focuses on preparing us for the coming Christ by remembering the meaning of Christ's birth.
Here is the website I'm using to get ideas for the Jesse Tree.
As Brenn and I make our Jesse Tree, I will post pictures, information, and devotions.
My challenge to you is to take time not just to celebrate Christmas this year,