To me, family devotions are kind of cheesy.
I mean, I like the concept of sitting down as a family and talking through the truths of the Bible together. But when it comes to sitting down and actually doing it, in my head it just comes off being silly. I keep imagining a family all cozy in their den, with the children in the pajamas, sitting around a fire. Dad gets out his guitar, and they sing a song together. The children are gleaming as mom and dad, in their footed pajamas, talk about how God changed their soul…at breakfast that morning.
This Christmas season, though, I’ve found a new resource I’m going to try. And I won’t be wearing any footed pajamas when I read it.
Because I really want my son to understand the beauty of the Christmas season. Why we give gifts. Why we decorate our house. Why we visit family.
Because in all of the hustle and bustle of getting ready, it’s incredibly easy to forget to instill in my son the values that are driving our generosity. I want to raise a son that understands our traditions, and celebrates them with as much life and vigor as we do. And not just because he’s excited about getting gifts from a fat man whose belly jiggles.
My family and I are going to be working through this throughout the holidays. I’ll let you know how it goes. I’m pretty stoked about it.
Will you join us?