A Weekend of Anticipation
Can you imagine what the anticipation must have been like over 2,000 years ago?
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. Luke 2:8-15
First they received a message from angelic beings, and then they learned that Christ the Lord was born that very day. Can't you just feel the anticipation as they hurried to the place where He lay?
Make this a weekend of anticipation - but not for people, activities or events. Make this a weekend of anticipation for celebrating the birth of the Lord in your own heart, fresh and new and wonderful. After all, that's why He came.