About a month ago my hubby came back from Costco shopping and told me he has a gift for me. He pulled a book out of the box that contain all the grocery items he just purchased and said "tada!". The book is called "3:16". Hubby thought I would be very excited about it. He said "I know you'd like this book". I said my thank you, but was a little embarrassed that I was not as excited as my husband thought I would be. I saw that in some magazine ads before, and I like some of Max Lucado's books (I like the ones he wrote for children the best), but I wasn't really "craving" to read this one. The book sat in our bookshelf unread for many weeks...
Then ... the other day, while I was reading some posts at AC180, I noticed a tab that said "40 Days". I checked it out and found out that it was a group blog on the book 3:16. When I read some of the entries I realized that I made a mistake by "benching" this book in the bookshelf - so I pulled it out and started reading it. First chapter alone spoke so much inspiration and wisdom - I couldn't believe I waited this long to read it.
Then an idea came to mind (I'd like to think it's inspired by the Holy Spirit, but I can't confirm that yet). The great idea is to host an online devotion of this "40 Days With the Son" devotion at the end of the 3:16 book, in preparation for Christmas.... (there's actually 44 days left till Christmas!)
You see ... what better way to prepare our hearts for Christmas than to actually get to know the Christ of Christmas is a deeper and more intimate level. Afterall, Christ is what Christmas is all about (at least, that's what it's supposed to be).
So... are you with me? Would you join me? This is just an initial announcement. i will have another post on how we'll do it, etc. In the meantime, I need to find someone who will make a "button" for this "devotion on line". I don't know who to do that but I really would like to get the ord out in the blogosphere about this "40 days with the Christ of Christmas" that I am desperate for a clickable button that would link to the post on this. Anyone wants to volunteer? please e-mail. My address is on the left sidebar (contact me).
If you're planning to join, I suggest you buy the book now..... It's worth it (one Amazon reviewer gave it at one star and didn't like it... but that's his opinion; the other reviewer gave it a 5 star - that's her opinion too. I wonder what your opinion will be - we'll see ... :)