When we look to do something worthwhile, we must give it the time it deserves if we have the desire to do that thing right. Just as a good pot of gumbo takes time, just as a healthy prayer life takes time, so our preparation for Christ’s coming also deserves our time. Our God took time to come to earth for our sake, in order that we might know love in a new way and be given the gift of new life. As we prepare for Christ to come again it takes time and effort to clean our lives of those things that get in the way of us seeing the Messiah in our midst. And when we take the time to prepare for Christ to come, what a comfort it is when the Light of the World shines into our darkness!

Preparation Time