But it is important through the tinsel and the shopping to remember that Christmas is time to think about the birth of the Lord Jesus. Meditating on who He is, and what His life and ministry meant at different points reveals more about who He is, and prayer is an important way of preparing the heart to spend time thinking about God. Photo credit: ©GettyImages/Kevron2001
Bethany Verrett is a freelance writer and editor. She maintains a faith and lifestyle blog graceandgrowing.com, where she muses about the Lord, life, culture, and ministry.