We are your average family. My kids have each thought of a list a mile long of gifts that they would love, from the Dalmatian Vet Kit to Apples to Apples. It’s easy to think back to our own childhood, where similar things may be on the list. A desire for a parent to show their kids they are special, but ultimately realizing it is not the gifts under the tree that hold their value.
As I cherish this season with my kids, I want to teach them love. The sacrifice of time and money for others. Those beyond our four walls that may rarely enter our circle. Hopefully giving us a small reprieve to remember what this season is about. The sacrifice and love that Christ gave each one of us, as he left His thrown in Heaven to intentionally live amongst us.
It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Jesus… the name above all names (Phil. 2:9), yet willing to come to earth as a baby so delicate and vulnerable. That is the One who is worthy of my praise and time. I am not interested in the glitter and commercialism of Christmas. The materialism that comforts for a moment.
I am interested in the life giving water and peace of a Savior. A remembrance of the one who gave me hope, who fills me with joy, when chaos is happening. By God’s grace, I have a redemptive story. Love coming down to show the ultimate sacrifice; living amongst us and choosing to die, as blood dripped down His brow, and scoffers mocked His holy name.
So this Christmas season… I choose to celebrate Christ. Love overflowing, humble and pure, who chose a life of servitude rather than a life of royalty. Give the gift of showing Christ to others this Christmas season, by showing kindness to those He loves. Merry Christmas!
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
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