Prepare Him Room
Joy to the World; the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King!
Let ev’ry heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing.
~from “Joy to the World”
The worship and adoration of the newborn Kings is what Christmas is all about. But it doesn’t always come easily or naturally. Sometimes we must “prepare Him room” in our hearts.
That means clearing away the clutter and the cobwebs. Like our homes, our hearts can become cluttered with so many things that we hold onto as we journey through life.
What is taking up space in your heart today? Worries, cares, affections, or idols? Feelings of regret, indifference, anger, envy, or intolerance? Are you clutching tightly to money, possessions, or relationships?
Perhaps it is time for a little winter cleaning in your heart. Prepare Him room, that you may joyfully receive your King this Christmas!