No matter how traditional, sentimental or ordinary this Christmas may turn out to be, one thing’s for sure. Jesus stands apart from the tinsel to bring you a new message this year. Will you unwrap Him to find what it is?
A couple months ago, my son’s preschool put on a special Halloween concert for the parents. The kids dressed up in costume and sang an incredible number of songs that I never knew came with so many hand motions. Before we started, the director offered an interesting comment in her welcome to the audience. She said that despite what we think about Christmas, Halloween for kids is their favorite holiday of the year. It’s a chance for them to pretend and be anything they wanted, and have access to all that candy.
Hubby and I threw a bewildered glance at each other.
No. Way. Isn’t Christmas the best holiday of the year?
Where has Christmas gone?
As we countdown to December 25th, each of us are on a journey to return.
No matter how many Christmases we’ve celebrated, it happens every year. We look for a star to guide us and messages of Good News to bring us back to a place of joy, peace, and hope again.
We want to find Christ in our hearts again.
It’s the most magical time because God’s Gift makes His way back into our lives too.
Jesus stands behind this Christmas with a special message, just for you.
What will it be?
Sipping Our Holiday Brew
During the holiday season, Starbucks puts out their Christmas Blend, while Peet’s calls their blend of best-coffees-of-the-crop-year their Holiday Blend.
Here at Faith Barista, I’m kicking off a special series of holiday brew: Unwrapping Jesus — A Celebration of Simplicity.
Every year, I start the season off with a question: What does Christmas mean to me this year?
I anticipate receiving new inspiration — a fresh take on the Gift of Jesus.
So, I’m making this journey again.
How are you returning to the heart of Christmas?
I’d love to hear how God is inspiring you, too.
Together, we can bring our hearts back to God and have them ready for the new year.
Most days will appear ordinary. But, if we look deeper, we will find something sparkly in them. Even one thought will do.
Take The Faith Barista Challenge: Unwrapping Jesus
If you’re looking to unwrap Jesus in a new way this month, join me and take the Faith Barista Challenge this month.
Keep a lookout for:
*1. Ways to celebrate Christmas simply.
*2. Inspiring moments that fill you with God’s love, joy, peace, or hope.
*3. Encouragement to see Christmas in a new way.
*4. A Fresh Take on the Gift of Jesus.
Who knows? Maybe you’ll get a special message you didn’t expect.
On second thought, if you take up the journey, I know you will.
It’s official. Christmas is here.
Let’s embark on this journey to simplicity — and unwrap Jesus together.
What is inspiring you about Christmas today?
Share Your Findings
Every Thursday, I host a Faith Barista Jam where we all write about different topics of faith.
For the month of December: We’ll be sharing our Unwrapping Jesus discoveries! So, save your findings and publish them on Thursdays and link up. If you don’t have a blog, just comment directly.
Publish your first Unwrapping Jesus post tomorrow Thursday. Link up or simply comment at the end of tomorrow’s post.
I am so excited to see what we all open up by Christmas morning. His gifts always arrives on time. I’ll be praying we all get something special.
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