Every year on Christmas day we get together with my extended family. Before the presents are opened, we read the story of Baby Jesus to the children. Each year we try to be creative. One year we used a birthday cake. Another year we used a poster and stickers to tell the story. Some years we do a skit. Though we did not use costumes, each child had a role and even some of the adults were innkeepers turning away Mary and Joseph. The above picture are our little actors getting warmed up!
Another tradition is for the paparizzi to show up!
Count them…that’s 5 cameras capturing this moment! lol!
As one generation teaches the next generation about the Christ child born on Christmas day – there is deep joy.
But when we forget the reason for the season…
and we get caught up in the ribbons, bows and twinkling lights -
come December 26th we feel empty.
This video below is about one way my family fights for Joy in this season.
(If you cannot see this video – click here)
Last week I talked about doing random acts of kindness. I remember one year I was a recipient of one.
My children and I were in the meat department of Aldi and the children were buzzing around this poor woman like bees swarming a hive! I asked the children to please stand by the cart.
Hebrews 13:1,2 says “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.”
Walk with the King!