Christmas is many things to many people: snow, presents, Santa, gingerbread men. But really, it's only about one thing: celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I love this video because it shows parallels between how Jesus served and how we can serve. This year, my church is celebrating by doing an advent calendar of service. And they are inviting everyone to join them! It's already begun, but it's not too late to start!
If you go here (scroll down a little), you can see the days of service and the themes associated with them. Things like honoring your parents, feeding the hungy, and lifting others' burdens.
This project is perfect for families, and what's great about it is that all of the hard work has already been done for you! Each day's theme has a mini video that goes with it, scriptures that reinforce the principle being practiced, and practical ideas of how to serve in that particular way. It is an easy way to create a meaningful Christmas and really get into the spirit of the season.
In a perfect world, we would all act like this every day, taking opportunities to notice and take care of those around us. But...we're not perfect. However by using this calendar, we get a little closer to that perfect world and perhaps we can start a new habit that will carry into the new year.
You can find both the video and the calendar here. Gather your kids together, get them involved and start today- I am, and I would love to hear of the experiences your family has!
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