The Reason

It just wouldn’t be right to talk about all the holiday decorating, the baking, and the gift giving without talking about the reason we celebrate Christmas.  Christmas seems to be the busiest time of the year with shopping, parties, and various activities.  Sometimes I can’t help but wonder if it’s a ploy to try to get us distracted from the reason we celebrate.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love all the festiveness this season brings.  I just make sure to keep my priorities on track. 

then sings my soul

The other night we went to a Christmas musical.  It was so nice to watch and be reminded of the Savior’s birth.  Before it started, I asked Joshua what the most important thing was about Christmas.  When he responded with giving, I started to get nervous.  It’s not about presents!  But then he went on to talk about God giving His Son, and I smiled.  That’s right, my boy.  It is about the perfect gift of Jesus.

angels we have heard on high

In order to make this season more about Jesus, we’ve started reading singing a Christmas hymn and the history behind it at dinnertime.  It’s fun and a lovely reminder all at the same time!

What kinds of things do you do during this season in order to keep priorities on track?

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