After the harried chaos of opening gifts, our family had a little devotion time together. We hung the last adore-nament on our tree and Paul read the story of the birth of Jesus, out of the book of Luke.
I shared with the children that no matter how excited they were about their gifts today, these gifts in time would lose their undivided attention. These gifts would break, would be lost and were only temporary. As much as they loved the gifts we gave them, I told them that there is one gift that can never be lost, broken or lose its joy in time, this gift is eternal.
Their father and I are grateful that they have received this amazing gift, which is their faith in Jesus Christ. This gift of faith is the only thing that we can live out in front of them and pray that they receive with as much joy as these Christmas gifts. Our prayer is that over time their love of Jesus would surpass even their love of their most precious gift found under the tree today.
On Christmas day and every day, it is our desire for them.
The legacy we wish for them to carry on to their own children one day.