The Christmas season seems like it is just getting busier and busier. Our calendars get filled up with school events, family events, church events, and friend events. We make cookies, decorate the house, go look at Christmas lights, and sing Christmas carols. I love doing all of these things and there is absolutely nothing wrong with them.
As I am putting together our family calendar for things to do with our kids I am keeping in mind the reason for Christmas. I know this is a “duh” moment, but honestly, I have to focus on it our it will get lost. I love Christmas and I want my kids to have a great time, but I don’t want them to forget the reason we do all of this.
I don’t want to forget Jesus.
I don’t want to miss knowing him deeper this Christmas season.
Everything we do, throughout the entire year, should be about Jesus, but, especially during this season. I want my kids to not just accept that “Jesus is the Reason for the Season”, but to KNOW it. That’s not the kind of “know” like they “know” everything and we just don’t understand as parents. I want them to TRULY know the reason and I want to dedicate this season “to look to Jesus”.
Looking to Jesus, to me, means to not just do stuff, just because. I want us to know the reason why we do what we do. As 1 Peter 3:15 states, “always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you”. This season is the reason why we have hope! Jesus came so that we can have hope. We need to share that hope with the world around us. We need to make a firm decision to make sure that we aren’t just doing “fluff” activities, but that they all look to Jesus in order to share the hope that we have, with others.
Never forget — look to Jesus this Holiday Season!