Last week my family watched a movie about adorable puppies on a mission to save Christmas. If people and animals alike did not grasp the true meaning of the holiday before Santa's magical icicle melted...Christmas would be lost forever. What a task for six young Golden Retrievers and Santa's fluffy white pup. The movie, of course, ended on a happy note when the townsfolk and townsfur understood that Christmas is all about being kind to others.
I was not surprised that the movie took this slant...nor am I blasting the picture...it depicted many positive values. But I did find it ironic that a film about helping others learn the true meaning of Christmas never explored the heart of the holiday: Jesus.
Yes, it is true that some of our current Christmas customs derived from ancient Pagan practices. And it is also unlikely that Christ our Saviour was born on December 25th...But the holiday of Christmas that we celebrate today was established as a commemoration of Jesus' birth. And that is why I celebrate.
The beautiful truth that radiates throughout the Christmas season is that God, the infinitive king of the universe, became a tiny and poor baby in order to live amongst His creation and save them from death...from themselves.
That is a lot to explain to young children, so for the past four years we have adopted the tradition of hosting a Birthday Party for Jesus. This year, DaySpring is providing me with lots of cute and fun party supplies from their Really Woolly collection. They also agreed to provide one of my readers with the same party kit along with two adorable plush lambs and a Christmas DVD.
The kit includes:
- 9 Online Event Access Tickets
- 1 Scripture-Based Celebration Guidebook
- 3 Candles
- 8 Plates
- 8 Napkins
- 8 Noisemakers
- 6 Balloons
- 1 Banner
To be eligible to win this prize pack, please leave a comment at the end of this post before 3pm EST on Tuesday, December 9. If you have a suggestion of a game or two that the kids and their friends can play a our special birthday party, please feel free to share your ideas in the comment section as well.
The winner will be randomly drawn during my party on Tuesday, December 9 and announced later that evening.