Our Journey to the Manger has finally reached the stable, and we are celebrating the birth of Jesus this Christmas Day!
When we all woke up this morning, we gathered around our Advent calendar. Jackson reminded us that our Christmas countdown began with our Heavenly Father, and ends today with Jesus. Christmas is wrapped up in the blessings of God! God came to us at Christmas, offering Himself to us so we could personally know Him and feel His love.
Christmas is this:
God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
– John 3:16
We celebrate God’s presence today, His salvation and sacrifice! We believe not just that Jesus came for all the world, but that He came for us.
Before we opened our gifts today, we sang Happy Birthday to Jesus and read the Christmas story in Luke 2. Later we will bake a birthday cake for our Savior!
This has been an amazing month of preparation, and now Christmas is here! We want to give special thanks to Focus on the Family and Thriving Family Magazine for the Journey to the Manger Advent Calendar.
May Jesus reign in your hearts this Christmas! It’s time to celebrate!!