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Let every heart, prepare Him room.

I wonder how many times these words have been sung? How many times have they been written about? And yet I wonder…..

Have I truly prepared Him room?

As of today, Christmas is two days away. I have had almost an entire month and I am still not ready. I have a stocking yet to stuff. I need a few items from the supermarket. My house needs some cleaning. And baking … yes, I still have baking to complete.

So truth be known …. I am not done with the preparations.

To prepare, according to is “to put in proper condition or readiness; to get ready by proper assembling”.

My thoughts turn to a voice “… shouting in the wilderness, “Prepare the way for the Lord’s coming! Clear the road for him!” (Matthew 3:3, NLT). Preparation, in this instance, was to clear the way. All month, I have been trying to clear the way by setting time aside each day to think about Christmas and Christmas carols and familiar words.

Preparation takes time and effort and energy. Preparation takes sacrifice.

And yet, in a fresh and simple way ….  I have never felt more ready, more prepared. I sit this morning in wonder and marvel.

Zechariah was told about the birth of his son, John the Baptist, by an angel. The angel said, “And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous – to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” (Luke 1:17, NIV).

I sat this morning, with tears streaming, as I read those words.

How had I ever missed them? We cannot prepare ourselves by ourselves.

He comes alongside of us and enables us to prepare our hearts. Even that is all by His doing. He makes us ready, prepared, for the Lord. For the day of His coming.

All these days of listening to Christmas music. When I was reading Scriptures telling me the story of His birth. When I pulled out old devotional books. All of it – the entire time –

He Himself was preparing me to prepare for Him.

Seeing as He does all things well, my heart can rest assured, I have been prepared. And I will sing, prepared …

Joy to the World, the Lord has come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.


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