Prepare Him Room
November 19, 2023
Written By The Chapel
The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger. Luke 2:11-12 NLT
Signs are important. They point us in the right direction and tell us which way to go.
After announcing the Messiah’s birth, the angel gives the shepherds a sign to lead them to the newborn king.
God doesn’t want the shepherds to simply be aware that Jesus was born. He wants them to find him so they can come to know him.
God wants the same thing for us.
Amidst all the exhausting yet important responsibilities of our daily lives, God knows that more than anything else, we need an encounter with him. So he gives us signs, too. Signs reveal his presence and point us to Jesus.
It might be a song that pops into our heads. A beautiful sunset on our way home from work. A text from a friend. A story in a sermon. A dream. Kind words from a stranger. A gift we weren’t expecting. A scripture that meets us right where we’re at.
These signs are more than information; they are invitations from God to become aware of his presence, opportunities to draw near to Jesus, and pathways that lead us to his hope, peace, love, and joy.
God knows your heart. He knows what you need. So, today, watch for his signs and follow them to Jesus.
Father, thank you for revealing your presence in my life. Help me see your signs. Help me draw near to Jesus. I want to know you and the love you have for me.
1- Think about your day or the past week. What signs have pointed you to Jesus and made you aware of God’s presence in your life? 2- How can you engage with God when you see his signs?
Have everyone in your family use things around your house to dress up in a costume. You could dress up as a cartoon character, superhero, Bible character, someone in your home, etc. Then, come together and see if you can guess who everyone is pretending to be.