In the final weeks before the arrival of a new baby there is a flurry of activity…
The Mother cooks extra meals and stores them in the freezer, catches up on the family laundry, spring cleans throughout the house. The Father and children all help out.
There is a PURPOSE in the busy-ness.
There is an expectancy..a deep longing…to meet the new baby…to hold the new baby…to get to know the new baby…to love the new baby.
Everything is done to clear the way and remove any obstacles that would stand in the way of being able to give total attention, focus and time on the new baby.
This is called “nesting time”.
The Mother and Father are preparing the nest of “home” for baby to be. Everything being done points toward the baby.
We too are awaiting the arrival of a new baby…
The Christ Child!
In the busy-ness of our holiday shopping, cooking, parties, decorating, and traveling are we truly “PREPARING THE WAY”?
Is all our busy-ness pointing toward the arrival of the Christ Child? Are we clearing away disruptions so that we can give total attention to loving, praising, thanking, and worshipping the gift of the Christ Child?
Are we spiritually nesting the home of our hearts?
Have we entered into John the Baptist’s cry, “PREPARE YE THE WAY OF THE LORD?”
Will there be room at the Inn of your heart?
Enter into the expectancy.
Let your busy-ness point toward the approaching light. Truly “PREPARE YE THE WAY OF THE LORD!”
“A voice cries out; In the desert prepare the way of the Lord! Make straight in the wasteland a highway for our God!” Is 40:3
(Thank you SD for the inspiration behind this post!)
Watching John the Baptist portrayed in various films I am challenged to realise he must have seemed a complete lunatic, one that I would probably have discounted “of no account”, whereas he was actually a fanatastic herald. We all need to watch that we don’t “discount” modern day prophets who want to steer us towards The Lord.
Yes messengers that lead us to the Lord can come in all shapes and sizes, can’t they? God Bless you!