In his book God Came Near, Max Lucado writes these words about Bethlehem at the time of of Jesus's birth:
The city hums. The merchants are unaware that God has visited their planet. The innkeeper would never believe that he has just sent God into the cold. And the people would scoff at anyone who told them the Messiah lay in the arms of a teenager on the outskirts of their village. They were all too busy to consider the possibility. Those who missed His Majesty's arrival that night missed it not because of evil acts or malice; no, they missed it because they simply weren't looking.
In the midst of the hustle-bustle of this busy time of year, it's all too easy to miss the most important thing.
I don't want to miss it.
In fact, I'd like to focus on the ways we can celebrate the birth of Christ. So on Monday, December 19, I'm hosting a linky party called "Home for the Holy Days."
Do you have special decorations for commemorating the Nativity? I want to see them! Does your family have special traditions for Advent? I'd like to know about them. Do you have favorite books or other resources you could share? This party will be the place to share them.
Please mark your calendars and join me! The link will go up at 10:00 P.M. Eastern time on Sunday, December 18. I'm looking forward to seeing what's going on in your home during these holy days!
Home for the Holy Days
Monday, December 19Will you come?
Special note: **My friend and kindred spirit Kristin from Kristin's Veranda designed this button for the party. Thank you, Kristin!**