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Christmas Story | Holiday Volunteer | Gordon McKernan Christmas Holiday Tradition Bible Study
I invited my staff to join me for lunch recently because I wanted to discuss with them “The First Christmas”.
This time of year, it is important to remember the love that Jesus Christ bestowed onto us, and the sacrifices that He endured as He obeyed the will of His Father.” The Bible is clear with regards to the conditions of the birth of our Savior. The King of Kings was not born in a majestic palace, but instead His mother, Mary, gave birth to her Son in a dirty stable and the infant child was not wrapped in finest silks, but was swaddled in plain cloth,
and laid in a manger.
After discussing the Christmas Story, I told everyone how my family had made a commitment to do something special to bless someone during Christmas and then challenged everyone to do same. Several volunteered about needy projects that could use
help. I felt good knowing that many had left the luncheon determined to accept
Christmas is the time when we need to reflect about our faith and take the time to share with others the teachings of our Lord. Our children learn best by our example. This Christmas as you decorate your tree, mail out your Christmas Cards, and plan your family Christmas Dinner, start a new family tradition. There is so much we can do that will make a difference, volunteer your time at a local nursing home, donate some clothes to the needy, volunteer your time to coach high-risk children, give food to your local food bank, take time to pray for our troops. Teach your children that it is by the grace of our God that they enjoy three meals a day and a warm bed at night.
This season, as you fight the heavy holiday traffic and try to locate a prized parking spot at the mall, try to find the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for person – take time to reflect on the First Christmas, and know that “For God so loved the World He gave His one
and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”