“There were shepherds living out in the fields nearby. It was night, and they were looking after their sheep. An angel of the Lord appeared to them. And the glory of the Lord shone around them. They were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy. It is for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you. He is Christ the Lord. Here is how you will know I am telling you the truth. You will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a manger.”-Luke 2:8-12 (NIrV)
This past weekend in Flight School, I taught the children that Christmas is all about Jesus. This should be obvious because Christ is found in the very word “Christmas” but sometimes we may forget what this is really all about. It’s all about Jesus and His willingness to come to this planet, to be born in a barn, to spend 33 years in daily obedience to God the Father being faced with every temptation we face and yet not sin, die a horrible death on a cross, rise from the dead 3 days later and all because He wants to spend forever in Heaven with us. That’s amazing! That’s wonderful! That’s what Christmas is all about!
I would encourage you to take some time reading through Luke 2:1-40 with the children in your lives this week. Take the time to remind them why we celebrate Christmas in the first place and how we as followers of Jesus should live as He did (Philippians 2:5). I would encourage each of us to keep our focus on Jesus and serving Him through this holiday season.
I would also like to encourage you to look at an opportunity to serve with your family during this season. We have a local impact coming up this weekend, December 11, and we have opportunities for the family to serve together. Please follow the link for more information. http://www.southwestcc.org/PurposeCenter/Reach/Locally/ReachLocalImpact/tabid/1187/language/en-US/Default.aspx
It is my hope that each of us can make an eternal impact on the children in our lives this week.
Walking by your side,