Encouraging Your Children to Remember Christmas
An encouragement to remember Christmas may seem like something that is not really needed. After all, who forgets Christmas, especially children? Well, it is true that few forget about December 25th and it’s associated collection of wrapped treasures. But sometimes the real “why” of Christmas gets lost amidst the busy holiday schedule. Some families attempt to make up for this by reading the Christmas story from Luke on Christmas Eve. However, with the excitement of Christmas morning just a few hours away the familiar bible verses can become part of the blur of the Christmas holiday festivities.
The “why” of Christmas is important. The sovereign King of the universe came to earth in human form. As the angels proclaimed, God has a wonderful message for those whom he would call to himself:
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
This wonderful, powerful, and unique message is one that needs to be told again and again because it is so easy to forget the “why” of Christmas. Shepherd Press is offering a resource tool that will help you to give the “why” of Christmas its appropriate place this holiday season. The name of this special children’s book is called, interestingly enough, Why Christmas?
Beginning with December 1st there is a special reading for each day leading up to Christmas Day. You will find a colorful original illustration, a passage of Scripture and commentary that is designed to point you and your children to the wonder of Christmas. Each day of December you will have the rich privilege of telling your children about the true “why” of Christmas. You won’t have to be concerned about the meaning of Christmas getting lost in the holiday rush. You can show your children the importance of Christmas by taking time each day in December to talk with them about the grace of God given to sinners. Here is how distinguished theologian Bruce Ware describes Why Christmas?:
“Why Christmas? provides an attractive, joyous, and rich overview of the meaning of the coming of Christ into the world. Parents and children alike will be grateful for the wealth of clear and biblically-faithful teaching this small book offers. To use this book with your children is to give them one of the best Christmas gifts they could ever receive.” —Bruce A. Ware, Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
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