I don’t know about your household, but in mine, the Christmas season gets pretty hectic. Between shopping for gifts, baking goodies, and attending countless holiday events and parties, it is tempting to lose sight of what matters most. In the midst of the all the glitter and bows. It is easy to leave Christ on the periphery of our celebration, only giving a token nod to the ULTIMATE gift we will ever receive! So this Christmas season, let’s focus our hearts and our homes on what matters most. As we anticipate the excitement of Christmas morning, let’s be intentional at building our excitement around the newborn King.
Here are a few simple ideas and resources that can help your home stayed centered around Christ this Christmas season.
1. Christmas Eve Service: One of the best traditions you can do to focus your hearts on Christ is to participate in worship on Christmas Eve. This year at Thomasville Road Baptist Church, we are celebrating Christmas by hosting Christmas for Tallahassee on Christmas Eve at 9:15 and 10:45 am. This will be a wonderful opportunity to invite friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to a service designed to Celebrate Christmas in the Heart of Tallahassee. Read all about this service at www.christmasfortallahassee.com. We will also have invitation postcards and posters available this coming Sunday to pick up and begin sharing.
2. Advent Devotionals: One way to prepare your hearts for the coming Savior is to have a daily devotion that is focused on the Advent. Here are a few advent devotionals you may want to check out:
3. Christmas Traditions: Christmas provides a unique opportunity to create traditions that will seal the message of Christ into the hearts of every member with concrete memories. Here are a few simple traditions that several of our TRBC staff members practice in their homes:
Here are several other good blogs that provide additional ideas for how to center your homes around Christ this Christmas season:
No matter how you choose to celebrate Christmas, let’s all remember to focus our hearts on what matters most this Christmas!
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11, ESV)