To All the Parents and Soon-to-Be’s: Teach Your Kids the Truth of Christmas, Please!

Parents,

Please don’t forget in all the hubbub about Santa and presents and decorations and finding that perfect gift, what Christmas is really about! Christ, The Savior! The one who doesn’t withhold His great gift of mercy based on whether we have been good boys and girls, but who gives freely of His everything!

The One who went so far as to become a part of what He had created, die at His own people’s hand, and rise again!

The One who doesn’t just come once a year, but is always here!

“So my counsel is to give all your efforts to making your children as happy as they can possibly be with every kind of surprise that is rooted in the true meaning of Christmas. Let your decorations point to Jesus. Let your food point to Jesus. Let your games point to Jesus. Let your singing point to Jesus. Out-rejoice the world, out-give the world, out-decorate the world, and let it all point to Jesus.

If being Jesus-focused is a killjoy for your Christmas, you don’t know him well.”–John Piper

http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/rethinking-santa