Matthew 1: 20 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
The Christmas Story
As told by scriptures…….
Matthew 1: 18-19 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ[a] took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed[b] to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.
Birthday cake for Jesus!
Holidays are the perfect opportunity to create traditions. Whether they are from old or newfound traditions, both are a great way to leave legacies for all generations.
Our family is no different. One tradition that has been incorporated over the years is baking a birthday cake for Jesus. This particular tradition was started with my mother as a reminder to the real reason we celebrate Christmas. With the world making Christmas so commercialized, she believed that the children should always remember it is about Jesus.
From that belief came the first birthday cake for Jesus. I do have to say that the kids absolutely loved it. It is a blessing to see the younger children so enthusiastic about celebrating Jesus and reminding us to bake the cake. Their excitement as the cake is brought to the table is both joyous and contagious and it flows over as we sing Happy Birthday Jesus.
With the endless ideas, what is one of your favorite traditions? If you haven’t started one, what would you like to start? Share your answer below.