Celebrating Jesus today...the Light of the World
Merry Christmas...now let your light shine to bring Him glory
As they have gotten older their responses have grown with them:
Perhaps out of all these ideas, the greatest thing we can do in response to God's greatest gift is to receive it ourselves. God gave us the gift of Jesus, to save us from our sins so we could live forever with Him. It isn't enough that He gave the gift...we have to receive it, to take it, open it, and claim it for ourselves. If it stays unopened under the tree, our destiny will not be with the One who created us and loves us.
In John 3:16 it says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
This Christmas it is my prayer for you that you will open the gift of Jesus and receive the gift of eternal life that God has for you!
That gives me a better idea of what it means to wait upon the Lord...rather than thinking of being deprived it gives a picture of eager expectation.
"Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." Psalm 27:14
I know I have a long way to go in the daily encouragement of friendship but focusing on special celebrations has been a great start in encouraging their friendships with each other.
What do you do to encourage friendship with your children?