The human mind finds it hard to see God in a stable. That is why we must prepare for His coming. Only the heart that has been made clean of sin by His forgiveness can be ready to meet Him as He comes again this Christmas.
2,000 years ago John prepared the people for the coming of the Savior. Today, we too, must prepare ourselves. We can make His way straight in our own hearts by asking him to help us forget the weary and crowded world, the lonely pain in our hearts, and the confused hurry of our lives. He will come, but we must have room when He comes.
2,000 years ago the world had only a stable for Him. Today there are great churches, chanting choirs, trees and lights and gifts! But greater than all these–and far more important to Him–is the quiet heart that is ready and prepared for Him to come and live there forever.