Thursday, December 2, 2010

the season begins

Matthew 1:21 NLT
And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.

Hebrews 10:20 NLT
By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place.

My family is excited.  This afternoon we are headed out to a friend's Christmas Tree lot to by a fresh tree for our house.  After that the evening is gonna be full of decorating, Christmas music and family fun.  I love this time of the year.

We were getting ready for bed and our family devotion last night as I checked my email for the last time, and I noticed a simple note from middle daughter on facebook.  She wrote:

"today was good im tired like always!!! Cant wait for christmas! Some people forget what Christmas is really about. It was the day Jesus was born. Christmas should be about GIVING not GETTING. Jesus gave us the best gift we could ever get! =)"

I love it.  My kids are getting it more and more.  And the way they express their faith and love and life is sending this daddy over the edge.  I truly love this season, and it so important that we do something to make sure our season is set toward the real thing and not empty things.  What are you going to do to make your celebration about Jesus?

Here are a few of the things we are going to do: Christmas family devotions using a Scripture reading plan from, lots of time with family over Christmas, talking about Jesus and what He is and who He is, serving others in tangible ways, giving in various ways, sharing stories and more.

The season begins.  What are you going to do to make sure Jesus is the central part of your Christmas season celebration?

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