You've been told that in just 21 days, the the Lord is coming in human form, to dwell among us.
How would you prepare?
How would you find Him?
What would you wear? Your best outfit to show respect? Or your most mundane one to show Him that material things don't matter?
What would you bring? Would a gift fit for a baby be insulting to one that is also God?
What would you do when you got there? Would you cry? Dance? Would you be speechless? Would you ramble on, wondering if a baby that is also a Deity could understand you?
How long would you stay? Just a few minutes out of respect? Or as long as you possibly could, since anywhere else you could go would pale in comparison?
Needless to say, we would all probably think long and hard about how we would get ready for such a day.
Now imagine you were about to become His Earthly parent ...
How in the world do you even begin to prepare for that?
This Advent season, as we prepare for the coming of our Savior, let us not forget the commitment Mary and Joseph made when they said "yes" to God. And I pray the Holy Spirit gives us the strength to do the same.