Day 2 – Christmas Traditions
Verse: You, God, are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
where there is no water.
What are some of the holiday traditions your family keeps to celebrate the birth of our Savior?
Some common traditions of families include:
• Attending worship on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
• Baking cookies.
• Christmas caroling.
• Lighting candles on an Advent wreath
• Opening presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning.
• Buying presents.
• Visiting Santa.
Do your Christmas traditions point you to Jesus and remind you of the meaning of the season, or do they leave you frazzled and worn out?
Psalm 63 says, “Earnestly I seek you…my whole being longs for you.”
If your Christmas has become filled with activities that crowd out seeking God, it’s okay to make some changes.
Make this year the year you focus on what matters most.
Prayer: Dear God, Thank you for the Christmas season! I love a time to reflect on our most precious gift – your life that brings us salvation. Help our family to consider which of our traditions serve us well and which we need to let go in order to honor you best. In your name we pray, Amen.
For more ideas about choosing meaningful Christmas traditions that point your family to Jesus, click here: How to Choose Meaningful Christmas Traditions for Your Family
1. What are your favorite Christmas traditions?
2. Do some of your Christmas traditions leave you weary and frazzled? Is it time to make some changes?We look forward to your comments and questions below!
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