Ready for Christmas? You’ve worked, it is true, but just doing things you wanted to do.
Ready for Christmas? Your circle’s too small. Why you’re not ready for Christmas at all!”
She awoke with a start, and a cry of despair, “There’s so little time, and I’ve still to prepare!
O Father, forgive me, I see what you mean, to be ready means more than a house swept clean!”
Yes, more than the giving of gifts and a tree, It’s the heart swept clean that He wants to see,
A heart that is free from bitterness and sin, Ready for Christmas — and ready for Him!
How many of us would attend a lavish celebration if the “guest of honor” wasn’t even invited? Kind of stupid, huh? Or as they say, “Duh.” The very word Christmas literally translated means “Celebration of Christ.”
In the midst of Charles Shultz’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” Linus steps onto stage and recenters the gang’s attention toward scripture. Then he walks off and says, “That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”
With the myriad of preparations you are making this holiday season, are you really ready for Christmas?
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