#cefjacksontn – What is the Christmas story? How many children today even have an opportunity to hear about the miraculous birth of the Christ Child? More specifically, what is Christmas to you? These questions may seem like simple ones, but in light of the prevailing culture… we cannot assume that children or their families still hear the old old Story.
Over the last few weeks, CEF of Greater Jackson has been telling children – lots of them – about the blessed hope of Christmas and the significance of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The photo above shows one of our committee members, Michael Page, teaching a group of children who attend a Good News Club® in the city. He did a great job telling them about the shepherds, the angels, Mary, Joseph, the Wise Men, and of course – Jesus. Jesus is truly the only reason for celebration!
Yes, it seems that our family traditions have attached themselves to the greatest gift ever given. In and of themselves, these traditions are not bad. Showing love to our families, exchanging gifts, feeling charitable… these are good things. Yet, let us never forget the real reason we celebrate Christmas. It may be politically incorrect to focus on the birth of Jesus, but I believe there are still many many people who long to honor Him. Lots of these people are spiritually lost and their hearts have a void that needs to be filled with the Prince of Peace. So, as I wrap up this little article, I encourage you to slow down a bit and remember the reason for the season – Jesus. For those of us who already claim Him as King, share Him with those around you.
God bless you and Merry Christmas!