Once again, I have to use the words, "I am blessed" that all of my life, we have been able to celebrate Christmas with our immediate family in the home that I am living, (not the one I'm living in now. . .I mean that when I was growing up, we had our Christmas at our house, and went to the Grandparents', too, and we have continued to do that with our family.)
and make the effort to "have Christmas" sometime around the holidays with all of the grandparents and family. When I ask my children what their favorite Christmas tradition/memory is,
they say, "just being with all of the family,
and Grandma Cabaniss reciting The Christmas Story."
I have lots of special Christmas memories. My children have lots of special Christmas memories of how we had Christmas at home, and with all of their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
At my parents' home, one of the things we do, is to gather in the room with the piano. The children put on a recital for us, playing the piano, some years the guitar, and singing.
Then we sing Christmas carols together.
Then, my Mom recites the Christmas story from scripture.
The Psalm that I have chosen for today tells us to do that, to open our mouth and teach our children.
Psalm 78:1-7 NIV
O my people, hear my teaching;
listen to the words of my mouth.
I will open my mouth in parables,
I will utter hidden things, things from of old--
what we have heard and known,
what our fathers have told us,
We will not hide them from their children;
we will tell the next generation
the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord,
His power, and the wonders He has done,
He decreed statutes for Jacob
and established the law in Israel,
which He commanded our forefathers
to teach their children,
so the next generation would know them,
even the children yet to be born,
and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God
and would not forget His deeds
but would keep His commands.
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