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101 Days of Christmas: Read the Christmas Story

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And suddenly there was with the angel
a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Luke 2:13-14

This post might look familiar, and it’s true that we run it every year, but I think it’s important enough to repeat as part of our annual series:

Sometime tomorrow — whether it’s first thing in the morning or later in the evening, gathered around the tree or cuddling on the couch, while eating breakfast or getting ready for bed — I encourage you to take some time to read the Christmas story together as a family.

Found in Luke 2 in the Bible, it’s the story of a Savior’s birth…and it wasn’t at all what God’s people expected. The Savior and King all Creation had been waiting for arrived not on horseback as a mighty warrior, but was wrapped in swaddling cloths and laid in a manger. His birth wasn’t announced with royal declarations, but with the singing of heavenly hosts inviting lowly shepherds to come see.

In that moment, with the birth of a tiny baby, the course of humankind was changed. That baby would grow up and choose to make the ultimate sacrifice — death on a cross — for you and for me.

Pretty awe-inspiring stuff!


And with that, we come to the end of our 101 Days of Christmas projects; our last post on the 26th will be about packing up the decorations after the holidays!