Wow! Three more days! Christmas comes faster every year. My big girl did a wonderful job in her school performance last night. She sang and rang bells and smiled so big; she was beaming. There were songs of Santa and Christmas fun, but there were more importantly, songs of Jesus and His birth and the true CHRISTmas Story! It always bothers my husband and I when someone refers to "The Night Before Christmas" as the Christmas story. The true CHRISTmas story refers to the birth of our Savior. My husband started the wonderful tradition of reading from Luke 2 on Christmas morning before the presents are ripped open. We all snuggle in the bed and read from the Bible, and we remember why we get to have all the fun stuff that comes with the enjoyment of Christmas day. I know as the girls grow older, this tradition might come with some moans and groans, but it is important we all keep our focus on Him the whole day. I pray they will grow to be thankful for the reading of the birth of Jesus. I pray they will keep Him first in their lives. I pray they will love Him and serve Him always. I pray they will cherish the CHRISTmas story, and all it means to us.
So, although there are a ton of cute Christmas poems and stories and songs that could be shared, this last day I would like to simply share the true CHRISTmas story. Please have a Merry Merry Christmas!
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6