One of the most beloved Christmas songs is “Joy to the World.” In celebration and remembrance of our Savior’s birth, the lyrics admonish, “Let every heart prepare Him room.”
Sadly, in the hustle and bustle of the season, we can be so consumed with shopping, traditions, gifts, and so many other things that we fail to truly celebrate Jesus. We have to make an intentional effort to make room for Jesus. To make room is to “move aside or move something aside to allow someone to enter, pass, and clear space for something.”
May we move aside things that distract us and divert us from celebrating Jesus in this season. May we set aside our agendas and allow Jesus to work. May we clear space in our hearts for the Savior to come in. When we make room for Jesus, He will come in, bringing peace, love, and so much joy.
Make room for the Savior this holiday season. Make room for Him in this coming year. EVERY DAY, make room in your heart for Jesus, the GREATEST GIFT ever given. Let every heart prepare Him room!
- “Joy to the World” was originally a poem entitled “Psalm 98, the psalm on which it is based.
- It was written by Isaac Watts in 1719.
- It was set to music by Lowell Mason in 1836.
- It’s the most published Christmas song in American hymnals.
- “Joy to the World” was never intended to be a Christmas song.