"Mom, I need to add something to my Christmas wish list." It's that time of year again. The stores are adorned with all things red and green. Mailboxes and inboxes are filled with ads, sales, and catalogs. Prettily wrapped packages are at the forefront of nearly everyone's minds -- especially kids'.
Christmas provides a wonderful opportunity to pour the truths of the gospel into the hearts of our children. It's an ideal time to show them the greatest gift they could ever receive, the gift of Jesus Christ.
Below is a list of important truths to teach our children this Christmas:
1. The Story of Redemption
During Advent, with the anticipation of the 25th, we can teach and prepare our children for the celebration in Scripture of Jesus's birth. In our family, we like to begin with the story of Creation and daily walk through the story of redemption until we get to Christ's birth on Christmas day. We talk about the fall and God's promise of a Savior in Genesis 3:15. We read about his promise to Abraham that he reaffirms throughout the Old Testament. We discuss Moses and the "one greater than Moses" who would come. We read the prophecies in Isaiah. We look at how all of the Bible points to our Redeemer.