The Christmas season in such a wonderful time of the year, surrounded with family traditions and warm memories. It also a busy season filled putting up Christmas decorations, sending out Christmas cards, buying gifts, and planning family gatherings. It is easy to get swept up by all the things we feel that have to be done. Oftentimes, we miss out on truly celebrating the reason for the season.
This year, I encourage you to begin traditions with your family to help you draw closer to the One who is the reason that we celebrate. He is the greatest celebration of all. Here are a few ideas that you may incorporate into your family traditions.
- Watch a movie about the birth and life of Jesus Christ
- Set up a nativity set and keep it the focus of your house
- Sing Christmas carols about Jesus’ arrival
- Read the Biblical account of Christ’s birth
- Participate in a Christmas Eve service
These are just a few things that you can keep and incorporate into your family traditions. Your family can also create your own traditions that will add to our children’s experience of Christmas as the day of Christ’s birth.
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.” Isaiah 9:6-7
I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas.
President & CEO