Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Preparing My Heart for Christmas Part 2

One of the great things about the book I am reading during Advent is that I gain new perspectives on Christmas. I think about it in a different way, or see it from another angle, and am changed and encouraged. Martyn Lloyd-Jones chapter was so helpful in preparing my heart and mind for Christmas. Listen to what he says:

“What God did when he sent his Son into the world is an absolute guarantee that he will do everything he has ever promised to do. Loot at it in a personal sense: ‘All things for together for good to them that love God’—that is a promise—‘to them who are the called according to his purpose’ (Rom. 8:28). ‘But how can I know that is true for me?’ asks someone. The answer is the incarnation. God has given the final proof that all his promises are sure, that he is faithful to everything he has ever said. So that promise is sure for you. Whatever your state or condition may be, whatever may happen to you, he has said, ‘I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee’ (Heb. 13:5)—and he will not. He has said so, and we have absolute proof that he fulfills his promises. He does not always do it immediately in the way we think. No, no! But he does it! And he will never fail to do it.”

—taken from Come Thou Long Expected Jesus: Experiencing the Peace of Promise of Christmas

As I prepare my heart for Christmas, I want to reflect on the fact that this day is a celebration of the greatest promise ever made and kept. All of God’s promises find their “yes” in Jesus Christ. And it started in the manger.


Mrs. Webfoot said...

Hello, Courtney,
Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Mrs. Webfoot.

Your blog was linked to from the CBMW website. Thank you for sharing your testimony of how God is working in your life.

Have a blessed Christmas. We are huge Christmas fans, too. I'm not very crafty either, but I try.

God bless,
Mrs. Webfoot (not my real name :-)

cdt said...

Hi Mrs. Webfoot!

I am glad you found me! Thank you for reading. It means alot.

I pray that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas celebrating the birth of our Christ.