Jesus is the reason for the season


Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

I was reading a Christmas book to Trace the other night and when we finished I asked him if he knew what Christmas was really about. He answered “Yes, presents.” I couldn’t help feeling like a small failure for just a quick second. I replied “Not presents. Do you know who’s birthday we celebrate on Christmas?” He looked at me with a puzzled look and said “Yours?” I snickered and patted the couch next to me. He hopped up and we had a little discussion. I read him the story of Baby Jesus’ birth and answered any questions he had. I told him we celebrate Jesus birthday on Christmas so when you wake up before opening your presents we should say a prayer and wish Jesus a happy birthday. He nodded his head with a grin. I then asked, “Now do you know the reason we celebrate Christmas?” He smirked, and said, “Yep, presents.”  Sigh…I have a lot of work to do.

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