And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ – Matthew 25:40
Worshiping Jesus with Gifts
Christmas gifts are good things. They can help us practice generosity, thoughtfulness, as well as remind us of the gift of God’s only son, Jesus Christ!
However, Christmas time can too easily slip into a me-focused distraction, especially for our kids. The world around us pushes us to want more, “need” more, and therefore buy more for ourselves and our family members. However, there are some simple things we can do as parents to encourage an others-focused season that puts Jesus first.
One way our family does this is by giving gifts for Jesus. We talk to our kids about how we can give gifts to Jesus by blessing those that are hurting or in need. When we do something good for them, we are doing something good for Jesus. We are blessing them in Jesus’ name, and that honors Him. It is an act of worship for our family.
That’s what we want to do on Jesus’ birthday, right? Honor and worship Him!
Join me at Thinking Kids to see what gifts we gave Jesus this year as a family and a list of ideas to inspire yours!