Last night for our family night we talked about the meaning of the Christmas season. We watched the short video which focuses on the sixth day of the Light the World for 25 days, Jesus read the scriptures, and so can you. We read Luke 2: 5-14:
5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
As a family, we have fallen short of our goal to read scriptures together, and we have committed to being more diligent in learning about our Savior every morning and evening. As the mother in my home, I feel the need to remember to focus on having more kindness and reverence in our home during our various challenges, because I’m realizing that they look to me to bring us all together to work on our goals.
Working on our first rehab in Western Pennsylvania where we used to live has kept me busy solving challenge after challenge, and I sometimes lean to my own limited understanding. And he lets me realize that I’ve forgotten again to include Him in my prayer when a new problem arises that I need to decide how to quickly handle. The stress and anxiety take over for a short time as this is all so new to me, and I’m SO grateful that the Spirit gently prompts me back into His fold.