In a culture where Christians are marginalized and mocked for believing in the miracle of salvation through Christ alone, it’s sometimes difficult to remember to keep our families focused on Jesus at Christmas time. How do you do it? I’d love to hear your ideas. Share them at For the Yoder clan, it starts at the Christmas tree. The top of the tree is dedicated to focusing on the Christmas story. Angels told the world of Jesus’ birth. Manger scenes and characters of that first Christmas top our tree. A nail near the trunk of the tree reminds us Jesus came to die for our sins. Then, we read sections of the Christmas story each Sunday during Advent. Make it a tradition in your family. It’ll be something they’ll never forget.

Suggested Reading: Luke 2, , Isaiah 9:6-7