Christ is Christmas, but like many Christian moms, I find it quite a challenge to keep Christ in Christmas. I’m up against a culture that would prefer to strip this holiday from anything that bears His resemblance. Yet He is the reason that we celebrate. It’s difficult to focus on this fact without being diligent in our parenting. We are the ones who can redirect our children to focus on giving rather than receiving during this time of year.
One of the things that has become a Christmas tradition at our house is sharing The Gingerbread Gospel with the kids. Each year, we make a gingerbread house together. and as we do, it opens the door for questions and conversation that lead them to focus their minds on Christ. Pondering the Christ child and the purpose of His coming is a great way for you to communicate the real message of Christmas to their young hearts and minds.
I have a FREE download available for you called, The Gingerbread Gospel. This download is basically a script you can use that gives you step-by-step instructions for sharing the Gospel story with your children. I first got it from my Moms Together group. You may share this within your own immediate family, or with a group of cousins, neighbors, friends, or even a Sunday school class or Mother’s Day Out. Oh, and by the way, I don’t make my gingerbread from scratch. I just go to Publix, Joann’s, or Michaels and grab a kit like this one to put together…much easier! (There are usually 40% off coupons for Joann’s and Michaels in the paper.)
What are some of your favorite ways to keep Christ in Christmas?