The day before a big event is an exciting and tension-filled day, especially if the event is one for which we have been waiting for a long time. Perhaps this is the annual day for which that is most true; after all, we have been waiting now through four weeks of Advent for the coming of the Christ child to Bethlehem’s manger.
Please don’t let us miss him.
Please don’t let us get so caught up in the festivities—wonderful though they are—that we fail to experience the birth of Christ and its truth that because of him, you are with us.
Please let us experience his birth in our hearts so that we can be reminded of your presence.
Help us to remember that it is not up to us to say how his birth or your presence will be revealed by you and will be experienced by us. Keep us open to however and through whomever you decide to reveal Christ to us.
Even so, come, Lord Jesus!