Holiday Traditions: Knowledge
My kids know the basics of the Christmas story—that Jesus was born in a manger because there was no room at the inn, that the wise men came, that the angels sang. But, if I’m being honest, I feel like it’s become almost a story to them—and they haven’t quite grasped the amazing miracle that happened when the Son of God came down as a mere baby to save the entire world. So, one of the things we do is try to have discussions that lead our children to draw conclusions about God on their own—to help them deepen their faith and also to help them deepen their knowledge of God.
This week: Knowledge
Scriptural Foundation: Luke 8:10
He said, “The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of God has been given to you…”
Holiday Book Bag
One of our holiday traditions is a holiday book bag. Over the last few years, I’ve collected as many Christian Christmas children’s books as I can find. I go to bookstores the day after Christmas, check for sales on Amazon, etc. My collection has about 35 in it now, although you can start this tradition with just a few books (even some from the library!). What I do is wrap the books and put them in a big red bag. Each evening, my kids get to pick one book, unwrap it and then we read it together and talk about one thing we learned by reading the book. These discussions have led to some deep and insightful conversations—such as why God would let his son leave heaven or why God didn’t send his son to a nicer place—conversations that lead to a deeper knowledge and understanding of God.
Question: How do you help your kids obtain knowledge?