Hi and thanks for checking out the Christmas Advent Podcast. Before we get into the Christmas Story I want to share a little bit with you What this is and why I am sharing it.
The Word Advent can be described as the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event and this Christmas my goal is to help you and your family keep the arrival of Christ central to this holiday season. It is so easy to get lost in the busy hustle and bustle of the Holdays and forget that undereath the wrapping paper, treats and Santa Claus is Our Savior Jesus Christ.
Some years ago my family moved in with my Wife’s grandmother to help take care of her and one Christmas my oldest son was two and my second child had just been born. With all of the stresses and commitments that come with a young family during the Holiday season a sweet Lady in our LDS Congregation made an Advent calendar with a sillhouette of Mary and Joseph on the path to the manger where the Baby Jesus would be born. Along with the calendar she compiled the Christmas Story into daily sections from both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. When I called Nancy to ask her if I could put this on the internet she told me that I was welcome to, but wanted to make sure that I didn’t give her credit for the story because she compiled it from lessons that she taught to children in Sunday school.
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The following is a personal story about why this calendar is so precious to our family. On Christmas morning our family gathered in our room to read the Christmas story and have family prayer before going out to the tree. Our now-adult daughter who was then about 3 years old escaped from the rest of the family and a few minutes later came back into Our bedroom with bright eyes saying, “Mommy! Daddy! Guess what!” We thought she would tell of treasures she had found under the tree or in her stocking, but what she said warmed our hearts. She said, “Jesus got borned!!” She had seen Jesus in the manger on our calendar — the event to which we had been counting down. This calendar and the accompanying readings had helped our little 3-year old know the real meaning of Christmas. In a world where there is so little talk of Jesus at Christmas time, we hope this calendar can help your whole family focus on the real reason we celebrate Christmas.
I am grateful to Nancy and her thoughts and her work that she put into helping my family focus on Christ during this busy season, and I Sincerely hope that I can help you and your family remember the true reason for the Christmas Season as much as Nancy helped Mine.
If you would like to give back all that I ask is for you to let me know whether you enjoyed it and what can be improved on by either going to ChristmasAdventPodcast.UshioLabs.com/Contact (I know its a Long URL, but if enough people get use out of this I will probably invest in a shorter name) or email me CAP@UshioLabs.com