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Put Christ in Christmas

Dear Friends,

This weekend I talked with Jess, a close friend. He was discouraged because when he and his wife celebrated Christmas early the night before, they forgot something.

No, they didn’t forget to prepare a great meal for their children and grandchildren. And they didn’t forget to turn the television off so they could enjoy undistracted conversation among the generations. And they didn’t neglect to exchange thoughtful gifts with one another.

What they forgot was to make Jesus Christ the center of their time together. Jess realized that this year they had missed a priceless opportunity to start the family tradition of elevating the reason for Christmas—the birth of Jesus Christ—Emanuel—God with us.

Jess told me that he couldn’t sleep the night after as he thought of the squandered opportunity and how different it was going to Continue reading Put Christ in Christmas