Christmas is my favorite time of the year. It’s also the busiest, and often I find myself getting so wrapped up in preparing menus, buying gifts, decorating, etc, that it’s easy to lose sight of the real reason for the season. So every year I strive to make it my goal that whenever someone mentions the word “Christmas” around my children, or if someone asks why we celebrate the holiday, the first thing they’ll say is, “It’s Jesus’ Birthday!” Of course, this is usually followed by a sentence with the word “gifts” somewhere in it. As a parent, I confess my absolute favorite part about the holiday is seeing the joy on my children’s faces as they open their gifts on Christmas morning.
I wonder if this is how our Heavenly Father feels when He sees our joy as we celebrate His Gift to us. Does He look forward to our excitement? This year, as my family cuts the cake that reads “Happy Birthday, Jesus” I pray our hearts will overflow with praise and gratitude for the greatest gift ever given.
Merry Christmas, everyone!
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