Thursday, December 10, 2009

It's all about Him, isn't it?!

It's Christmas time, and we all know what that means, right?! Presents! No, wait...isn't it about Him? Or him? Who is it really about? That's what we're trying to teach our kids about right now-the TRUE meaning of Christmas. J and I just had a conversation about this last night. We talked about how lucky we are that our kids attend a Christian preschool and are learning all about the true meaning of Christmas and are hearing the Christmas story all month long. We're doing the same thing at home, too. Our hope is that in hearing the story every night through the awesome Advent book we have, that they will truly understand what Christmas is about. Take this conversation for instance:
J: "What's coming up soon?"
Kids: "Christmas!"
J: "And what does that mean?"
Kids: "It's Jesus' Birthday!" (they got that part right!)
J: "Well, what do you think we should do to celebrate His birthday?"
Kids: "Eat cake!" (they are my children, after all!)
J: "And what else? Do you think we should give presents?"
Kids: "Yeah!"
J: "To who?"
A: "Me!"
Well, we're working on that piece, but I am reminded that even at the youngest of ages, it's ok to start in with the "true" meaning of Christmas.
May you find your "true meaning," whatever it might be for you and your family!

No comments:

Post a Comment