For some people, Christmas is filled with idyllic childhood memories: stockings hung by the fireplace, brightly wrapped packages placed beneath the ornamented tree, and meaningful celebrations where the whole family is together.
For many others, those images are only a mirage—never approaching reality. The holidays can be a particular challenge for families—and especially children. Read the rest of this entry »
Practical Idea: download your copy of the “Real Meaning of Christmas” below, read the story to your children, or email the download to your parents suggesting that they read it to their families this Christmas season.
Children ask, “What is God really like?” Schools, friends, television, and other sources expose children to a variety of ideas. Much of what kids hear about “god” does not even resemble the God who reveals Himself in the Bible.
God delights to disclose Himself to all who seek Him. Knowing the Lord personally and enjoying His greatness is the highest privilege of every Christian! The Bible is the one inspired place to find out about God—His personality, His attributes, His Names, and His character. A child’s basic outlook and attitude toward life is shaped by the way he or she pictures God.
Introduce your child to our awesome God. Each week, explain and discuss one of God’s attributes, names, or character traits. Encourage your child to know God truly and intimately. Just as a jeweler delights in each facet of a beautiful diamond, your love for God grows as you examine each aspect of His character (see 1 Chronicles 29:11; Proverbs 2:4-5; Acts 17:24-25). Read the rest of this entry »