Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Bethlehem bound.......

Our pastor read this to us in our staff meeting today and I made a copy so I could post it. I pray you have room for Him every minute of every day in all things you do this wonderful Advent season. I am completely in awe of Him and thankful for His love for me. I praise Him today because He is truly everything.

In Search of our Kneeling Places


In each heart lies a Bethlehem, an inn where we must ultimately answer whether there is room or not.


When we are Bethlehem-bound we experience our own advent in his.


When we are Bethlehem-bound we can no longer look the other way conveniently not seeing the stars not hearing angel voices.


We can no longer excuse ourselves by busily tending our sheep or our kingdoms.


This Advent, let’s go to Bethlehem and this thing that the Lord has made known to us.


In the midst of shopping sprees, let’s ponder in our hearts the Gift of Gifts.


Through the tinsel, let’s look for the gold of the Christmas star.


In the excitement and confusion, in the merry chaos, let’s listen for the brush of angels’ wings.


This Advent, let’s go to Bethlehem and find our kneeling places.

9 comments:

Alana said...

A beautiful and fitting challenge for this Christmas season!

Hillary said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing! It's a great reminder! I've been really convicted about similar things lately...like not making enough room for God in my life! I mean I do the right things and I go to all the church services but sometimes I live as if that's enough. My pastor preached about that this past Sunday so your post is just confirmation that the Lord wants me to hear HIM!!!!

So Blessed... said...

Fran,

My my my...absolutely beautiful. I am going to send a copy to my pastor and put this on my blog this month...I absolutely loved it.

He is our all in all, our reason for living..even those words don't seem sufficient.

Blessings dear friend, Joanne

BethAnne said...

That is beautiful! Ilove it.

connorcolesmom said...

I really like that!!
Thank you for sharing
Love ya,
Kim

Bev Brandon said...

beautiful words...
kneeling places
bethlehem room in our hearts
so tender...

You have such a holy passion Fran...I always stop to read your comments on any blog cause they come from deep places in your beautiful heart, your beautiful God! I love you so much, Bev

jennyhope said...

this is so wonderful!! thanks Fran!!

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

Kneeling Places.

I love this! What a great post.

Thanks for sharing.


Blessings,
steph.

GO VOLS

Emmy : ) said...

That was great! I needed that this morning!
You are a blessing to others!
Emmy : )

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