Friday, 10 December 2010
December is prime-time for advertising. Shops and stores try to announce their 'special deals' in order to get more customers. More customers = bigger sales = happy bosses = good prospects for the new year.
Shouldn't we also be using December as a time to 'advertise' the birth of Jesus. People are more open to the things of God at this time of the year. People are more willing to contemplate Christ at Christmas, even if it's just for a fleeting moment. In fact, that's all we needed for our lives to be changed - a fleeting moment.
How about praying that God's name is honoured through this season of 'adverts' and economics. Pray that the Spirit of Christ would impact your community.
This is how the angel's 'advertised' the birth of Jesus - it was effective too!:
“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. - Luke 2:14-16
Living in Grace,