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Advent Devotions for Moms Day 20

And so it was while they were there it was so that her days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in the manger because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:6-7

I am doing the unthinkable.

Spilling the beans and celebrating Jesus’ birth before the 25th.

Today we celebrate.

Now? Right now?

Yes.

Truth is, they don’t know when exactly he was born. Some even say ’twas the Spring. So, without going THAT sacrilegious and even breathing “spring break” with the words “birth of Jesus”, I say lets take a moment and celebrate His birth as moms.

You don’t have to get ready, wrap anything, or prepare. Just come.  Put down the plans, the baking, the glittered paper and just be present for the moment. Nothing is required that you don’t already have….

Let’s bring a buffet of gratitude for what this occasion means in our personal lives. Now without excuses we can come boldly to the throne of grace to find help in time of need. Gratitude for praying prayers that go beyond the ceiling, or just heaves, or just breaths – and they all count.

Let’s bring more cloths to wrap the baby in… the babies of our own who need wrapping in compassion, in our example, in our unconditional acceptance.

Let’s bring hugs and “oohs” and “ahhs” for new life – of our neighbors, our friends and those who are going through celebratory times and good things happening to them.

Let’s bring a little extra cash to give… maybe it’s the Salvation Army kettle, missionaries overseas, being the secret elf to someone at the kids’ school or work.

Finally, let’s show up. Bring our hearts, our lives, our humility and trust, unconditional surrender to this act of love from God. That for this moment, as moms, we would receive a personal Christmas blessing and renewal just because we need it.

Shhh. Don’t tell anyone. Merry Christmas Momma…. 😉

😉 Vikki

Advent Devotions for Moms Day 20

 

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