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It’s All About Jesus

December 3, 2012

advent tree

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

It’s also my favorite time of year! I love everything Christmas—decorations, cookies, carols, trees, gingerbread houses, lights—everything! Plus, I’ve had two December babies, so it makes this time of year even more special.

It’s easy, however, to caught up in everything Christmas and not CHRISTmas. Especially as parents of young children, it is sometimes hard to point them to Jesus’ birth when they are excited about school parties, Santa, and Elf on the Shelf.

Last year, we did the Jesse Tree with our kids every night in December. It was a neat experience that let us share lessons throughout the whole Bible together. This year, we have an Advent tree, and we’ve hidden Bible verses inside each door that talk specifically about Jesus. Each night we read a verse and talk about how that points to Jesus and His coming birth.

Jesus—the Reason for the Season.

God sending one person changed the entire world. He sent a person to change our hearts and lives.

God brings peace, but by giving us Jesus, He gave us the Prince of peace.
God brings redemption, but by giving us Jesus, He gave the Redeemer.
God brings comfort, but by giving us Jesus, He gave the Comforter.
God brings wise counsel, but by giving us Jesus, He gave us the Counselor.
God brings life, but by giving us Jesus, He gave us the Bread of life.
God brings healing, but by giving us Jesus, He gave us the Healer.
God brings salvation, but by giving us Jesus, He gave us the Saviour.

Christmas is about a person that God sent to be with us. Emmanuel, God with us.

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6, NIV)

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