In about two weeks we celebrate the birthday of our Wonderful, All Deserving Saviour! We get to celebrate Him and all He has done for each and every one of us.
This is the time to come before Him with a pure, sincere heart. In Hebrews it says not to allow the root of bitterness take place. What better time to examine our hearts and let go of all we carried throughout the year.
The celebration of His birth is the acknowledgment of all He did. Holding on to any bitterness would be like an insult to what He has done for us. He came into the world while we were yet sinners and died a sinners death so that each person would have the opportunity to sit next to him in heaven.
As we come closer to His celebration, let each one of us ask the Lord to examine our hearts and reveal anything that is hidden, all hurts, any bitterness and forgiveness. Let us arrive at the celebration with a pure heart so we can celebrate the real reason for Christmas.