“And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:6-7)
For most church leaders this is probably the busiest season of the year. With service planning, Christmas programs, Christmas Eve service, along with finding Christmas presents for family and friends…it can get pretty exhausting.
We want to invite you to take 5 minutes today to pause and reflect on Jesus Christ – the true reason for the season. He came into the world as a baby, yet our Savior had no place to lay His head. We worship this humble, selfless King.
From all of us at WorshipPlanning.com, have a Merry Christmas as you celebrate the Lord’s birth!
Thanksgiving has come and gone. And, the biggest shopping day of the year is also over…for 2013 at least. I heard there were some great deals out there! For me, personally, I like to stay home on Black Friday and just relax and enjoy some family time.
When we shop for things like Christmas, which is just around the corner, most of us try to find the best deals. That’s why Black Friday is so huge! We consider not only what the person likes, but also how much money we have to work with. Interestingly, in a way, we also look at how much that person is “worth”. Are they worth spending $20 on? $50 on? $100 on? Most of us don’t spend as much money on our friends or co-workers as we do our family members…because our family is “worth” more to us.
In the midst of this busy season, with all the shopping and festivities, I’d like to challenge you with a question that I recently came across: “What is God worth to you?”
In the book The Way of A Worshiper, Buddy Owens (Teaching Pastor at Saddleback Church) writes, “When we worship God, we declare His worth. But in order to declare God’s worth, we must first discover His worth.”
Then he presents the question: “What is God worth to you?”
What a powerful question! As we enter into this Advent and Christmas season, consider that question. It’s a question that all of us must ask ourselves.