8 Ways To Make Christmas About Jesus
“Jesus is the reason for the season.”
We hear that phrase everywhere, don’t we?
Yet, so often, we rush our way through the holiday season with little thought about Jesus, the gift of His life, or the significance of His love.
The wise men responded in immediate worship to the King. Matthew 2:10-11 says, “When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.”
We are called to “Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness,” as it says in Psalm 29:2.
I don’t mean to cover you with guilt or shame.
In fact, I hope to do the exact opposite!
I hope to spur you on in your Christmas traditions so that Jesus is glorified first & foremost. Click To Tweet
Remembering Christ does take diligence and awareness.
The season is busy, fast, and fun! So, set aside time now to develop meaningful traditions for the entire family.
Before the stockings are opened or the gifts unwrapped, before breakfast starts cooking or coffee is brewed, before anything happens on Christmas morning – start the day with family prayer.
What a way to align the mind to the true meaning of Christmas!
We’re quick to the gifts and the breakfast traditions, but we don’t seem to be as quick to pray or study the Bible. Try something different this year and start with prayer. You could even look up some Scripture passages to include in your prayer that specifically praise Jesus for the gift of his life.
Dear readers, I am not saying that we must forego the secular traditions, or wait until noon to open the first gift.
Rather, I am suggesting that we do some small things to include Jesus in each part of our day. Our lives have purpose and meaning because of his gift of love on the cross. This means our holiday has great meaning, too.