Advent 2015 is here and offers us once more an opportunity to set aside the distractions of holiday shopping, gift wrapping and tree decorating and to focus instead on the arrival of God’s Son. Our family has a long-standing tradition of celebrating this season starting on the first of the month and ending on Christmas day. Each year the theme is different, such as “24 Things on God’s Christmas Wish List” or “24 Ancestors in the Line of Christ” or “24 Miraculous Births in the Bible” to name just a few. This year is no different. The theme for 2015 (drum roll, please) is…”Parenting Jesus.”
In Deuteronomy 4:9 Moses commanded God’s people, “Be careful never to forget what you have seen the Lord do for you. Do not let these things escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your children and grandchildren.” (NLT)
This year we are going to look at how Mary and Joseph fulfilled that command. How did they pass on their faith in the Lord to their son? What lessons are there for us? As we look at this topic, consider how you yourself are passing on your faith to those who follow you – your children, your nieces and nephews, your grandchildren. Ask God what you can to do to remind them of all God has done for you.
See you here tomorrow!