Joy to the World, the Lord is Come!

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Verse of the Day: Luke 2:10-11

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

Over 2000 years ago an angel appeared to shepherds bringing good news. The promised Messiah, the Savior had been born. God had a divine plan for our salvation and Jesus was born to lay down His life for all people. The good news of the Savior’s birth is the reason for great joy and celebration! Just this morning I was watching the news and they were talking about taking religion out of Christmas to make it more inclusive. Jesus is the reason we celebrate and He already made it inclusive for all people. You can’t have Christmas without Christ.

Jesus is the Reason for the Season

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Verse of the Day: Proverbs 22:6

Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won’t depart from it.

Christmas is one of the most wonderful and exciting times of the year and a great opportunity to teach young children about Jesus and the real reason for the season. You can tell them why we celebrate Christmas, how and why Jesus was born and the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ, our Savior. You can read stories from the Bible or children’s books appropriate for their level of understanding, you can sing Christmas carols and talk about their origins or you can use a nativity scene and other decorations, like a star to explain what they represent. There are lots of other ideas on the internet that will help you keep Christ in Christmas for little ones. Before the world starts putting its idea of what Christmas is all about let’s teach them a Christ centered Christmas.