Traditions are something that people can look forward to, enjoy, and appreciate. Now some people have traditions that seem like they’ve become more work than enjoyment and are looked at as a kind of drudgery rather than a source of joy.
So, during a season when traditions pop up, make sure you keep the joy in your traditions.
I have a tradition. It involves loud music, the Michigan cold, and hours of work. Let me tell you why I cherish it every year.
I love to put outside lights and a nativity in my front lawn. It’s a custom-made nativity that a great friend of mine designed and I cut out the wood and then she painted it. It takes a lot of time to illuminate the house, it’s not a 45-minute process, it takes several hours. What I do is I crank up the radio station that’s playing 24/7 Christmas music and I start this multi-hour process.
Keeping Jesus at the Core of Christmas
Why is this tradition something I look forward to?
Well, on our display we don’t put up snowmen or Santas, it’s all about Jesus.
Now, I understand that a lot of places are doing the PC thing and calling it “holiday celebrations,” but for those that truly know the One who came, lived, died and was buried, we understand that there is no Christmas season without Christ.
What are Your Christmas Traditions?
I’m not telling you about my Christmas tradition in a boastful or prideful sense, I’m just saying at the Prisk house at Christmas, we want it to be clearly understood that Jesus Christ came, He is the reason for the season, He is the way and the truth and the life.
He is the one that not only gives merriment and joy on one day a year, but every single day of the year and for eternity. So, crank up the Christmas music and dust off your traditions and let us all make a statement that Jesus came, He lives and we celebrate His life.