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