Are you Ready for Christmas?

Are you ready for Christmas?
The question gets asked

to children and adults alike –

Are you ready for Christmas?
Are the presents bought

cards sent

food cooked

cookies baked

services planned

emails answered

volunteers coordinated

Are you ready for Christmas? 

But perhaps the question also means

Are you ready for love to come down

the world to be turned upside down

a young woman to give birth in a stable

shepherds to be astounded by the light

wisemen to travel great distances. 

Are you ready for Christmas?
Are you ready for the story of God 

putting on flesh

To know this life and this world

To know us and love us

Are you ready for Christmas? 

The gift is ready for you. 


Kimberly Knowle-Zeller is an ordained ELCA pastor, mother of two, and spouse of an ELCA pastor. She lives with her family in Cole Camp, MO. You can read more at her website, follow her work on Facebook, or sign up for her monthly newsletter.


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