Our celebration includes a birthday cake for Jesus--a special time to light candles and express gratitude for Christ.
Some other ways to “stay focused”:
- Pray for each gift-giver before opening gifts.
- Buy gifts for the needy (there's many organizations that offer this opportunity—Salvation Army, Angel Trees, local churches).
- Help serve a meal at the local rescue/homeless mission.
- Read the Christmas story when everyone can focus on the wonder of it all! (For children, this usually isn't right before opening gifts).
Will you join me today in asking God to help us focus on the wonder of His birth this holiday season?copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011
Please leave comments with ways your ideas for staying focused on Christ this week...I'd love to hear and so would other readers.