IDEAS FOR THE ADVENT SEASON
Today begins the observance of Advent. Observing Advent with our families helps remind us and our children that the greatest gift is not the one under our tree. It’s the one deposited in our life through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit as given to us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
If you’re not already, we encourage you to begin an Advent journey with your family. Make haste toward the “baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:12) Build the excitement and awe of the Creator taking on the form of the created to redeem fallen man and call His own for His glory.
Here are some Advent resources to help your family get started:
• Good News of Great Joy - Daily Reading for Advent, by John Piper (http://dwynrhh6bluza.cloudfront.net/resources/documents/5544/DG_Advent_eBook-2013.pdf?1384881563)
• Focus On The Family: Celebrate Advent
• Christmas Devotionals: Dallas Theological Seminary: http://christmas.dts.edu