My Big Guy was telling me the difference between Advent and Christmas. It all depends on how you look at things. It is fine to put up the Christmas tree and other decorations, but we should focus on preparing to receive Christ into our lives, rather than on gifts or things to eat. One ways to remember why we set this time apart is to make time to do devotional readings.
Before you leave church today, you can get one of two, or both, devotional resources. There is a booklet called God With Us, Devotions for Lent. It has a reading from Scripture, a story and a prayer for each day in Advent. My Big Guy said we will read that after dinner each day.
The Other is a long piece of paper called the Advent Star that came from the seminary in Gettysburg that My Big Guy went to. It has a Scripture reading and a prayer. You can fold it up so it looks like a star. My Big Guy says we will do that first thing in the morning.
I hope you take time to remember the reason for this season.
Licks and Love
Ananias Bulldogge Campbell