Christmas is a season Christian children all over the world are waiting for every year. To them, it is the time they expect to receive gifts from their family and friends. In their young minds, they are counting the number of gifts they will receive and try to picture the kind of gifts they want to have.
For the parents, now is the time to teach their children that Christmas is not only about giving and receiving gifts. Instill in their minds that the most important thing that we celebrate on Christmas Day is the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
It is the time for every Christian to rejoice and shout with joy for Christ, the Son of Mary, is born.
Parents should impress on their kids that it was God the Father’s plan for our Lord Jesus to be born in a lowly manger instead of in a castle. It was an act showing how humble the King of Kings was.
Let the children realize and feel how lucky they are for receiving so much gifts while the least fortunate have no gift at all. Teach them to be grateful for everything they have. Lead them to honor and recognize the Christ Child as our greatest gift of all.
This is the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. “Though He was rich, yet for our sake, He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich” (2 Cor. 8:9).
David Roper said, “This is the gift of lavish salvation – of all gifts, the greatest gift that you and I will ever receive.”
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Long ago in Bethlehem one cold and starry night, Jesus came from heaven above to bring us love and life. – Fitzhugh.
He did not use a silver box or paper green and red; God laid his Christmas gifts to me within the manger bed. – Prentice.
Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas – Calvin Coolidge
When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs? – Gilbert Chesterton
Merry Christmas to all our readers!