“Joy to the world! The Lord is come. Let earth receive her King. Let ev’ry heart prepare Him room.”
This Christmas Eve, don’t miss the point of celebrating Christmas. Don’t be like the Innkeeper who missed Jesus because he was too busy (Luke 2). Make time for the Lord. Don’t be like King Herod who was too afraid to let Christ rule His life (Matthew 2). Turn your heart over to Christ.
Finally, don’t run your life like the Roman Empire, who missed Christmas because other gods took the place of Christ in their lives. Allow nothing else to take the place of worshipping Jesus Christ. Many long to see this day but were called home from works to reward. This is the moment for you to remember where the Lord has brought you to and a place of conviction and rest. My brothers and sisters of this Mystical Order and Officers of The Mystical Court do not look back but look ahead to that long-awaited place where there are joy, peace and love.
Tomorrow morning we will unwrap our Christmas presents, but eventually the novelty of it all will wear off. The present that was once so precious to you will end up stuffed in the closet or handed off to someone else. A newer version of your latest gadget will arrive that has more megapixels, or is smaller, or faster, or has better battery life. In time, your Christmas gifts will mostly be forgotten. But God has given us the ultimate gift—the gift of His Son Jesus Christ. Don’t miss Christmas this year.
As Watts and Handel once wrote, “Let ev’ry heart prepare Him room.” From my heart to yours, my family to yours and from the Patriarch of The Mystical Order to you and your family. Merry Christmas.
Sir Godfrey Gregg