I know, I know sounds weird.
Christmas IS about Christ many believers tell me.
I…as I mentioned Tuesday, I’m not so sure. I think the intention is there. We WANT it to be about Christ. Sometimes, only pieces are.
But I am finding ways to make SURE He is a part of every single thing I do.
Christmas Tree/Christmas Lights
When Christians first introduced the Christmas tree the tree represented Everlasting life. For quite a time too, the day before Christmas was called, “Adam and Eve,” day. People would look at the tree and teach about God creating the Heavens and the Earth. People would also put apples on the tree to represent Eve’s temptation.
That’s pretty powerful.
If you have a Christmas tree, think of how we are the branches. Each ornament think of how the Holy Spirit produces fruit in us.
The fruits of the Spirit.
Think of how Christ is the True Vine, and He shows us how to be the light on the hill.
Symbolism Christmas lights on a Christmas tree, the Vine, and His branches.
Think about how we cannot live on bread alone, but on the Word of God.
For each gift, as you wrap, pray to God. Pray for the person you are wrapping the gift for. Pray for God to touch their life. Pray for what the person is struggling with. Pray for how you could be a witness and blessing for that person.
Pray to God remembering His greatest gift He’s given us.
When Signing/Making Christmas Cards
The prophesies and promises of the coming Messiah.
The message of, “Do not fear,” angels told shepherds, and Mary.
The messages Christ spent His entire life on preaching.
The message of hope He gives us from His salvation.
Wherever we are, take time for Him.
If we proclaim Christmas is about Him, we need to make it about Him.
These are things I’m working on.