If Christmas is about letting “every heart prepare Him room”, what can we do right now to ready ourselves for Jesus’s final coming?
If we don’t know where to begin, we can hear from Jesus Himself describing what to expect when He comes: He will call out those who have faithfully anticipated His coming, and what characterises their faithfulness is this—they’ve welcomed the least of His brothers and sisters, our fellow Christians in need (Matthew 25:34-36, 40).
If we truly want this season to be about Jesus, beyond all the gathering and singing and reflecting we’ll be doing, Jesus calls us to look to those in the margins and carry our light and love there. Like having a cup of coffee with someone who needs a listening ear, visiting someone who’s sick and lives alone, or inviting someone new in town to your home for a very simple dinner.
It is by carrying out these acts of love that ultimately bring our hearts closer to Him, and so prepare us to fully receive His glorious inheritance.