December 1, 2017
The Christmas season is filled with white lights, glad tidings, joyful music, and—oh, let’s be real; the season is filled with plain old busyness! As December 25th approaches, we fall prey to that seasonal bug of busyness. With all the decorating, shopping, sorting, baking, wrapping, and attending Christmas performances and activities—our schedules are never more full.
But in the midst of it all, we know that our frantic preparations are for something far greater than to simply make our holiday celebrations “picture perfect.” When we allow ourselves to pause for just a second, we remember that the Christmas season is about preparing our hearts to celebrate, once again, the wonderful and miraculous coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Maybe this year you’re hosting a women’s Christmas tea, or gathering friends for a cookie exchange, or in charge of your women’s weekly Bible study or young mom’s group. Maybe you’re simply looking for something meaningful to share with your best friend during the Christmas season. Whatever the occasion, here are six Christmas devotionals that you can enjoy with the women in your life as you prepare together to experience a more meaningful Christmas.
For those of us that have been too busy to let even Jesus dwell with us this Christmas season.
For those of us who might find, through the model of Mary, encouragement to ponder not only the birth, but also the life and death of Jesus this Christmas.
For those of us who might take heart in seeing a little bit of ourselves in Mary’s story, just before that first Christmas.
For those of us who are “too busy” to slow down, ponder, and experience the wonder of Jesus this Christmas.
For those of us who need to surrender our lives to Jesus this Christmas season, in order to celebrate more fully.
For those of us whose Christmas might be invigorated by reflecting on how God made all things possible in and through the birth of Jesus Christ.
Each of these six Today devotions contains a scripture reading, reflection, and prayer. We hope they will be a source of blessing for you and the women in your life this Christmas season!
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