Advent: a time to prepare our hearts for Christmas. This Advent on the blog we are discussing ways to get back to the most meaningful elements of Christmas: joy, love and peace. These are the themes for our December Bible study as well. As joy, love and peace warm our hearts for Christmas, they also extend our Bible study and discussion of fear from last month.
Preparing for the baby Jesus over the upcoming days, let’s remember how this baby grew into the man who would forever eliminate our need for fear of this world. The joy we receive, His love which lives within us and the resulting peace we experience are the antidote for fear. We need not fear for God came to be with us in the form of Jesus.
As you shop, bake, visit, travel, gift and worship this month, honor these elements of joy, love and peace. Let them seep into your soul and emanate to the world around you. By this all will see God through you as you follow His footprints. (Click on the link below for the Bible study outline.)