The Child Is Born Again
Christmas has just started at the Biltmore House but actually they have been preparing since last January. For us, that is what the Season of Advent is about—it is our time to make ready once again for the celebration of Christ’s birth.
No, I’m not talking about the decorations or Christmas tree we will be putting up. I’m not talking about our Christmas shopping lists, or the parties we are hosting, or even the travel plans we might be making this year.
It’s about what we are doing to get our hearts ready to receive Him. So, what might that look like for you?
Ann Weems has written a wonderful book of poems, “Kneeling in Bethlehem,” which
I find myself going back to every year at this time. May I share one of my favorite poems?
Each year the child is born again. Each year some new heart
finally hears finally sees
finally knows love. And in heaven
there is great rejoicing!
There is a festival of stars!
There is celebration among the angels! For in the finding of one lost sheep,
the heart of the Shepherd is glad, and
Christmas has happened once more. The child is born anew
and one more knee is bowed!
May your Christmas be a blessed one!