As busy as the Christmas schedule is for each of us we still need to make sure we are not missing the birthday celebration. One of the best ways to help your children get a proper Christmas attitude is to pick someone else to bless.
When the children were little we began making Christmas cookies in mid December. We made enough to wrap up five boxes of cookies. There are four in our family and we each got to pick a person we would deliver the cookies to. The fifth box was always for our pastor. We wanted to teach that a pastor held a position to be loved and respected.
When we chose the person, our family delivered the cookies and sang “We wish you a Merry Christmas” when they came to the door.
One year our youngest child selected a elderly Jewish lady. “Daddy, if we don’t give her Christmas cookies nobody will, she’s Jewish!”
I had great concerns about the delivery and the song…until we did it. We came, we sang, she cried and I learned.
Pick a person that will be overlooked this Christmas and find a way to get the children to be a blessing. That’s one of the best birthday gifts you can give to Jesus (Matthew 25:40).