We are finally at our new place! Travel was safe. We are tired but happy to be where God wants us. We are still getting settled. Lots of paper plates and plastic utensils until we find the dishes and silverware. There is no rush for the first time. Every time we have moved in the past things needed to be unpacked and set up within a 36 hour span. Way too much pressure!
As we prepare for the Christmas time, we have no friends here yet, no relatives to celebrate the Christmas day with, and haven’t found a church family. When I see it in print it looks so terribly sad.
However, as I have been studying along with Max Lucado and his Advent study of “Because of Bethlehem” it is such a wonderful time.
His last week of the study was titled “Every Heart a Manger”. I have thought about that title all week. The manger was empty except perhaps for some dirty hay. It was probably old and maybe a little run down. God in all his wisdom had Mary place the King of kings, the Son of God in that same manger.
We are like that manger. Some of us are broken. All of us are “dirty”, sinful. We all are empty, in need of redemption. All are awaiting something wonderful to fill the emptiness.
Our hearts need Jesus to fill that empty space. He alone will take away the sins, the brokenness of life. Just as he filled that manger, he will fill your heart with his wonder.
So, as I look at this time of being alone with only my wonderful husband, I know that my heart is full. My Savior is right here in the “manger” of my heart.
Is He in your “manger”?
If not, ask Him in.
He is waiting for you.