Childhood memories leave a lasting impression on our lives. In walking down memory lane, here are some of my own childhood memories regarding the days leading up to Christmas: decorating a Christmas tree and setting up our Nativity set, the sound of Christmas music filling our home, making special cookies and treats, wrapping presents, anticipating Santa, etc. All are wonderful memories and yet, sadly, none were centered or focused on what is most special—the birth of our Lord and Savior! Yes, some of our traditions pointed to Christ, but the true meaning and significance of His birth was often minimized and overshadowed by other things.
With all the many worldly traditions that surround the celebration of Christmas, Good News of Great Joy is a wonderful tool to help families prioritize and focus on the incomparable greatness and worth of the incarnation of Jesus! Furthermore, it’s simple to use and reusable from year to year providing families with a meaningful and delightful way to prepare for Christmas.
Good News of Great Joy! is a simple Advent resource to help your family stop and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, marvel at the providential events surrounding the birth of Jesus, and give thanks for God's provision of the One who has given us "the right to become children of God."