The Christmas season is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the smell of Christmas trees and the sounds of Christmas music. I love, even more, the time we get to spend with family and friends. But, we celebrate Christmas primarily because of a person…and his name is Jesus. He is the reason for the season!
My fear is that often we lose sight of the true reason for our celebration in the midst of a culture that celebrates everything but our Savior. Even worse, this lack of focus on Jesus has crept into the church. This should not be the case. I have put together a 25 day Christmas devotional for you to use as a tool to help focus your family’s attention on Jesus, the baby born in Bethlehem and the Savior of our souls.
This devotional should be used every day from December 1st – 25th. Each day has a specific text of Scripture that should be read, followed by some devotional thoughts. There are also questions following the devotional thoughts that can be used to help instill the truths from the text of Scripture. Finally, at the end of each week is family action plan that will help your family do some fun, practical things to help focus attention on Jesus during this season.
I have included a link to this Christmas devotional (“The Cross & The Manger”) below. Feel free to download it and send it to your friends and family. Share it on Facebook and on Twitter. Print copies and pass them out to your coworkers. I think we could all use a little help as we seek to focus on Jesus during the Christmas season!