Make Room for Christmas: Advent Devotions

Devotions can help us focus during our Christmas preparations. Image by Troy Dossett, United Methodist Communications.
Devotions can help us focus during our Christmas preparations. Image by Troy Dossett, United Methodist Communications.

Every year, Christmas causes us to make room in our homes and schedules. Our routines are disrupted as we get ready to celebrate and find ourselves busy with events and gatherings.

As you go through your preparations and celebrations, these devotions provide opportunities to pause and reflect on how you will you make room for the best things — others, hope, peace, joy and love — this Christmas.

Las Posadas reminds United Methodists that loving Jesus means loving, serving and welcoming our neighbors near and far. Image by Troy Dossett, United Methodist Communications.

Make Room for Others

When United Methodists celebrate Las Posadas we remember that loving Jesus includes loving, serving and welcoming our neighbors.
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Make Room for Hope

As we prepare our holiday wish lists, we are reminded to focus not on what we lack, but instead on all Jesus provides in abundance.
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United Methodists can enjoy times of wonder, awe and peace. Image by Troy Dossett, United Methodist Communications.

Make Room for Peace

Christmas is a busy time. We need to intentionally carve out time for wonder and awe during the season and the rest of the year.
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As United Methodists pack to travel for the holidays, we are reminded to let go of negativity, freeing us to receive Christmas joy. Image by Troy Dossett, United Methodist Communications. 

Make Room for Joy

When learning to pack less for holiday travel, we are reminded to let go of negativity. That frees us to receive Christmas joy.
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United Methodists prepare for Christmas by making room in their homes and hearts for love. Image by Troy Dossett, United Methodist Communications. 

Make Room for Love

When preparing for Christmas, we make room in our homes for the celebration. We must also prepare our hearts for Christ’s coming.
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