Who told you the story?

“Generation after generation stands in awe of your work;each one tells stories of your mighty acts.” Psalm 145:4

baby JesusShortly after Halloween, stores will begin to get dressed up for Christmas to entice customers to purchase early and often. I used to look forward to seeing the Christmas decorations after Thanksgiving.

Some people stick tight to “Jesus is the reason for the season,” and for me this is true. However, I think of the children whose parents didn’t hand down the faith their parents introduced to them. It’s not their fault they don’t know the real reason for Christmas. I’m grateful their parents at least showed them the generous side of God through Santa Claus.

My husband didn’t go to Sunday school and never got to be a shepherd in a Christmas program. His parents were not “church goers,” but they lived a good, Christian-style life and made Christmas a big celebration. However, as an adult, he made the transition from believing in Santa Claus to knowing Jesus as his Savior. And, he made sure our children experienced a more about the baby born in a manger on Christmas Day than the fat guy in a red suit trying to get to our house on Christmas Eve.

Lord, help us pass our faith on to our children and to those who have never had the opportunity to learn about Jesus. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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