New Christmas Tradition
I wish I knew who to give proper credit for this image, but I do not. I don’t even remember which one of my Facebook friends shared it. But, I’d like to thank them both for this new Christmas tradition that my family and I decided to embark on this year. Since Christmas is the time of year that we celebrate the blessed birth of Jesus Christ, then wouldn’t it be a great idea to read about His miraculous life?
As this meme brilliantly points out, the Gospel of Luke has 24 chapters, which also happens to be the same number of days between today and Christmas Eve. If we were to read just one chapter each night, we’d have the entire book finished by the time the children are nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugar plums dance in their heads.
It’s one of those things that makes so much sense that it’s easy to overlook. The Christmas season has become more about a jolly old elf and eight tiny reindeer than about the miraculous birth of the holiday’s namesake, Jesus Christ Himself. And, I sometimes wonder what He would make of the whole situation.
Would He even want there to be such a celebration of His life? And, if so, what would that celebration look like? Would we eat, drink, and be merry? Perhaps. Would we give gifts to our friends and family? Maybe so. Would we spend time feeding and giving to those less fortunate than ourselves? More than likely. Whatever our holiday traditions are, reading through the Gospel of Luke each day leading up to Christmas Eve can only add to our understanding and appreciation of our traditions, of each other, and of our God.
Would you like to join me in this endeavor? Throughout the reading of Luke's Gospel, I'll be writing about my impressions, as usual. I'm not a scholar, nor am I a minister. But, I do love the Lord and His Word, so I pray that the Holy Spirit guides me through these chapters. I pray that He increases my understanding. And, I pray that He does the same for you.
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