There is a story of two young women having an elaborate lunch together in an upscale downtown restaurant. As they are enjoying their food and conversation, the invited guest asks her friend the reason for the occasion.
She replies, “We are celebrating the baby’s birthday!”
“But, where is the baby?” said her bewildered friend.
“Oh,” said the mother, “You didn’t think I would bring him, did you?” Why he doesn’t know anything about it.”
In this podcast, Tony discusses the birth of Jesus.
Scripture: “Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock. The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear. The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.” –Luke 2:8-11
“You can never truly enjoy Christmas until you can look up into the Father’s face and tell him you have received his Christmas gift.” –John R. Rice
Reflections: What are you doing to bring Jesus to your holiday celebration? Do you discuss the birth of our Lord with your young children? Do you have a nativity scene in your home, and how do you use it as a teaching aid?