Reading: Isaiah 7: 10-17
What do you do during Christmas to symbolize Jesus’ birth? Often it seems that Christ is taken out of Christmas, as some forget what this season is all about.
Growing up, my parents saw to it that my sister and I were reminded time and time again about what we celebrating. Two things stand out in my mind particularly. First, my mom always bakes a birthday cake for the baby Jesus. As is tradition, we usually had angel food cake (we wouldn’t want to have devil’s food cake, after all). On Christmas we cut the cake and remember that it is Christ’s birthday. Second, each one of us gets three gifts in our stockings to represent the three gifts the wisemen brought to the Christ child.
My parents made sure their children did not forget why we celebrate Christmas. My hope is that you don’t let your family forget either. –Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
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