the excitement of presents and new toys. Understanding why we celebrate Christmas brings so much joy to one of the most exciting holidays. Let us learn more about the twelve adorenaments of Christmas and ways we can adore God.
First, is Immanuel which means “God with us.” Jesus left His glory in heaven and came to this earth to take on our human form. "Therefore, the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Immanuel" (Isaiah 7:14).
Second, is The Door. Jesus called Himself “The Door.” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6) We must believe in Him and walk through the door to receive the gift of eternal life.
Third, The Vine. "I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing." (John 15:5).
Fourth, The Giver of Living Water. Jesus told the woman at the well that if she drank from the Living Water that she would never thirst again. "But whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.'" (John 4:14).
Fifth, The Light of the World. Jesus is the Light that shines in the darkness of a world full of sin. When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12).
Sixth, The Bright and Morning Star. “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.” (Revelation 22:16)
Seventh, The Lion from the Tribe of Judah – Jesus was a descendant of Judah, Jacob’s son. "Behold the Lion from the tribe of Judah." (Revelation 5:5).
Eighth, The Lamb of God. Jesus was perfect and when He died on the cross, He was sacrificed for our sins. The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" (John 1:29)
Ninth, The Good Shepherd. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." (John 10:11
Tenth, King of Kings and Lord of Lords. "Which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords." (1 Timothy 6:15)
Eleventh, The Bread of Life. Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." (John 6:35)
Twelfth, Savior. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16) "Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:11)
Learning more about the meaning of Christmas is one of the many ways to bring the family together. It's also an exciting and meaningful way to countdown to Christmas. I have always enjoyed reading the verses and hanging up each adorenament decoration on the tree for each day before Christmas. If you or your family don't have any adorenament decorations, you can make your own simple decorations and hang them up for years to come as a reminder of why we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. I hope you are all having a fun and safe holiday season and that you are all blessed during these wonderful Christmas times.
In His Name,
12/16/2020 01:37:41 pm
Thank you, Blake. That strikes power chords with me, in the amazement that I learn at least one new thing every day. Amen, brother.
12/16/2020 08:51:16 pm
Blake, this is so wonderful! I love this idea. When raising our boys we always did an “activity” for advent, but I love your tradition. Thank you for sharing.
12/18/2020 01:20:09 pm
Thoroughly enjoyed your tradition of "adornments".... something that would have been great to have done when my children were young! My thanks in sharing that with us... And I, also, would like to thank you for "finding us" and being such a great addition to our Tech Team!!!!
12/18/2022 05:03:43 am
Thanks for writinng this
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