Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Advent Day 23

When I think of Advent, I think of a big wooden door -- like maybe one found on a cathedral, or a monastery, or maybe just an old ancient inn. I imagine Jesus on the other side of it ... knocking.

Revelation 3:20
- “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends."

As I imagine further, my heart beats faster. I picture a key turning the lock ... I hear the lock release ... then I see the knob beginning to turn, and I know that it is the hand of my Lord turning it from the other side. I realize I'm about to come face to face with Him. Can you feel the excitement? That's what Advent is all about!

Christmas is almost here! And that typically means tempers and expectations are running high. Let's be sure and treat one another with kindness this week. James 5:9 says, "Don’t grumble about each other, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. For look—the Judge is standing at the door!"

Today's advent readings:

Luke 2:40 (NLT)
"There the child grew up healthy and strong. He was filled with wisdom, and God’s favor was on him."

Zechariah 9:9 (NLT)
"Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey— riding on a donkey’s colt."


  1. Merry Christmas Sweetest friend,

    I pray God's very presence on you this holy season.

    You are a blessing,

  2. Without the birth of our Lord and Savior we would not have anything to celebrate. I pray for those who do not know our Savior as their own.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family,

  3. Again, thank you for these days of Advent. I have especially enjoyed the door pictures and the significance within these.


    In His Graces~Pamela


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