Saturday, December 11, 2010

Kids and Christmas

Ok, are your kids over the top excited? It's a good thing. Have they lost all focus on seat work? It's a good thing. Are you wondering about how to imprint the meaning of Christmas on them? Be calm. Christmas is about many things, not just Jesus' birthday. That is the reason for the season, but not the end of it. Christmas is about family, compassion, joy, hope, and reaching out to others. So when you take your daughter to buy her gift for her brother, you are teaching her to think of others. When you take your children to see a Christmas tree lighting, you are teaching them about the simple joy of lights. When you pile up on the couch to watch It's a Wonderful Life, you are teaching them about spending time with people you love. When you pack up a box for Operation Christmas Child, you are teaching them about mercy and grace. God knows our hearts, and He knows all the ways to reach us, and teach us. Be well blessed this season, and embrace all the aspects of the holidays, even the frustrations of Christmas traffic!

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