Sister, It is so easy to make this a time to do all the magical things, plan all the magical outings, see all the magical lights, and feel all the magical feelings.
That doesn’t help your kids get to know God though.
Sure, we want to take this time to be intentional about celebrating together because the years are hard and it helps to have a reason to stop the day-to-day activities and enjoy each other.
Let’s just shift our focus though.
Let’s bring up real questions about God, in this season, with our kids.
When our kids have a better understanding of God, they have a better chance of realizing the joy that comes from Christmas.
When they understand why God sent His son, they can better understand the love we want to share during this season.
When our kids understand how many centuries it took for Jesus to be born, they can better understand the anticipation and aww that we experience in remembering the day of Jesus’ birth.
What freedom it is to know our only job this season is to celebrate Jesus.
What better way to do that than to talk about the time, place and people involved with his birthday?
The truth is, this is not a season of magic, this is a season of provision. God did what He said he would do. That needs no extra “magic”.