Christmas is a special time of year. Most of us think of spending it with family and friends. Making new memories and cherishing the old ones.
When I was a little girl we would always go to my Grandparents house. My Grandmother has multiple sclerosis and I never remember her except in a wheelchair or her bed. To make things easier for her we all gathered at their house for Christmas festivities. Since it was in Northern Indiana I have fond memories of riding in our family car singing Christmas carols as it snowed outside. Many relatives from near and far would come to share this holiday. Those were the days when families lived closer together and could spend time with each other without traveling so far. I miss those days you knew all your cousins, aunts and uncles by name. Christmas was the time we all made a trip to Grandma’s house.
I was also blessed to grow up in a Christian home where my family knew the most important thing was the celebration of Jesus’s birth. Christmas church service, the carols, plays about the nativity, the Christmas story read from the Bible, was something we experienced every Christmas.
Now that I am a Grandma, I want my Grandchildren to always remember the true meaning of Christmas, Jesus our Savior. We love the lights, cookies, gifts, and decorations. We enjoy time spent with family and laughs we all share. We will share Christmas Eve services as an important part of our celebration. I pray that no one forgets who we are celebrating, the King of the world. I want Him to be their King too and keep Him in their heart every day of the year.
While you are celebrating Christmas this year make sure you keep Christ in Christmas. May you and your loved ones share your own special memories this year. May the New Year of 2018 bring you many blessings. We wish you peace and joy.
“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11