Advent continues its countdown to Christmas Day. The great thing about the season, is that it can be just that… a season. Not just a single day.
The prayer for our family this year is “Be Born in Me.”
I’ve written a little book, based on a song, that is helping us focus this year. The cry of Chapter 4 is “Make my heart Your Bethlehem.”
Here is an exceprt:
Bethlehem. Do you know what the word means? In Hebrew “Bet” means ‘house’ and “Lechem” means ‘bread.’ So Bethlehem is “the House of Bread.”
We can see that Jesus, the bread of life from John 6, must be born in “the House of Bread.”
Jesus came to give us life, true bread and true sustenance. Jesus is all we really need isn’t He? He satisfies, gratifies and strengthens us spiritually, just as bread does physically.
And what happens when you don’t eat for awhile? You become weak, right?
When our prayer is, “Jesus, be born in me. Give me strength! Give me all I need for life!”
He says, “I have.”
May I encourage you as you enjoy a meal or two or three with your friends and family this Christmas season, to remember that Jesus is the true bread. He is our Jehovah Jireh, our Provider, who gives us all we have and all we need.
And may you allow your heart to be His Bethlehem… to be born in you.Be Born in Me is divided into five sections and includes discussion questions so you can use in a weekly small group, family devotional or class setting. Here’s the link to the amazon web site: http://amzn.to/SNOkND. And here’s the link to the Kindle site: http://amzn.to/RI7ODe. (c) 2012. Rich Ronald.