From our family to yours, we wish you a“First Christmas”!
Our prayers as a family this advent season seem to have focused on the desire for God to grant us the freshness of sight of that first Christmas.
Amidst all the festivities of the season, the pageantry, the stockings and growing skirt of presents under the tree, even the familiar carols and Scripture passages; we flail out for rescue. Our hope lies in revisiting His Christmas anew:
May He shock us with His glory like those shepherds cowering on the night hillside.
May He bewilder us with His mercy like old Zechariah.
May He humble us with His favor like young Mary.
May He bolster us with His strength like obedient Joseph.
May He draw us with His inextinguishable light like those searching scholars from the east.
Let us all together flee with desperate need to the overwhelming graciousness of the Immanuel, God with Us!
One recent resource we found that helped our family to these ends was this video produced by VidAngel. It is a fresh, poignant reminder of the tangible need of each of us and our children for God’s divine intervention into our darkened world, and of the welcome light His Son has brought!
a thought from Nathan