Advent Day 26: Joseph

Ornament: Joseph

2014-12-19 09.34.55

Bible Passage: Matthew 1:18-25

Full passages & coloring pages posted at a later date.


“Shout for joy, O daughter Zion! Sing joyfully, O Israel!
Be glad and exult with all your heart,
O daughter Jerusalem!”

– Zephaniah 3:14

Christmas is almost here! How joyful and excited we are! Have we prepared ourselves fully to meet Jesus’ at the manger Christmas eve? He is coming to save you – have you prepared your heart as a birthday gift for Christ?

It is so easy to forget the true meaning of Christmas. We can get overwhelmed with the lights on all the houses, the gifts piling up under the tree, the wonderful smells of Christmas cookies baking in the oven, but let us not forget the true reason we are celebrating: Jesus will be born soon, cold and shivering in a stable without even a crib in which to lay His divine head.

Let us continue to stay focused and prepare our hearts as a gift for Christ. After all, it is His birthday!

Dear Jesus,

I am so joyful that Your arrival is so near. Help me to stay focused on You Lord, during this season and always.


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