WHAT'S ON YOUR CHRISTMAS LIST?
By Mike Tiemann
You probably have lots of vivid memories that come to mind when you remember celebrating Christmas as a kid.
- Bundling up in the car to look at the neighbors’ lights.
- Decorating the tree while listening to Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole.
- Making Christmas sugar cookies with Grandma . . . and leaving enough icing so you can lick the bowl.
- Drinking hot cocoa (with marshmallows!) as you watch the snow fall.
- Singing “Silent Night” at church . . . while your candle dripped hot wax onto your fingers.
- Examining each wrapped gift to try to figure out who it was for . . . and what might be inside!
As kids, we waited for the big day to arrive . . . but our concerns were very practical. We couldn’t WAIT to see what gifts we would receive! We spent the month of December dreaming of toys, candy, and video games—and, yes, making lists of the things we wanted most. As parents, we now have the privilege of experiencing Christmas with our own kids. We also have the opportunity to help them connect the joy and excitement of the season with the great love God has shown to us.
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