“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14).
The following principles will help make this a blessed Christmas season:
Put Christ First
The Lord Jesus Christ is the very reason for this time of year. Remember that daily worship of Christ in Bible study and prayer lays the foundation for genuine weekly and seasonal worship. Be faithful to God and His house.
Plan Family Events Ahead of Time
Every family needs to continue or establish traditions which make this season more meaningful. Whether it’s visits, meals, times of praise and prayer, church services, or other events; always remember to be Christian, be kind, and be calm.
Pay Cash for Gifts
Through proper planning and prioritizing, Christmas gift-giving can be a genuine expression of love and appreciation. Watch excessiveness. Look for good deals. Prepare something “homemade.” Avoid credit spending—if you cannot afford it, you can only enjoy it for 30 days.
Place Gospel Tracts in Christmas Cards
Everyone needs to know what it means to trust Jesus Christ as Saviour. Share God’s Word of eternal life and forgiveness of sin to family and friends in a practical way.
Provide for Those in Need
There are many in need throughout the year. Be sure to remember others and look for ways to be a blessing to those who are sick and shut-in, those between jobs or someone without a family. Time and help are ways to provide in addition to money. Remember it is more blessed to give than to receive.