This song has been running through my head today amongst the Christmas music that I so love. Listen to it and absorb the words.
As I think about the nearness of Christmas, I’m awed by the birth of Jesus. While we rush to buy presents, wrap them, and attend parties, we are the crux of the celebration of the birth of our Savior. I imagine him lying in a manager and this song echoing in the back ground. He is here, halleuia, he is here, amen.. he is here – here him calling out your name, he is here, you can touch him, you will never be the same.
That’s what this is all about. This crazy busy season. HE is here… He came in flesh and blood. He died for our sins, and we will never be the same again. AMEN!!!
On Christmas day, I’ve decided this year to start a seasonal prayer and fasting from Christmas to Easter. First and foremost, to make me acknowledge the majesty of our God. Second, to uplift the Compel conference and other conferences I will be involved in prior to Easter. HE is here, and I am calling out to him. I want him to know that I worship and adore him. I also want to invite him here… to our conference, where we desire to unite women for Him.
Father God, we thank you for being here, for coming here, and for leaving the spirit to dwell within us. We pray that you will remind us of your presence. we know that where 2 or 3 are gathered in your name you are there. However, we also long for you to be present in a magnificent way. Come like a rushing wind and move each one of us as we attempt to learn how to “Draw Near to you!” We love you God, and we love this season. May we not love it for the presents or the food, but for the gift of your son coming to Earth. He is here, and coming again. AMEN!