It is a rare thing for a wrapped Christmas gift to remain unopened for very long.
Yet, Christmas after Christmas, untold gifts from Heaven remain unclaimed and unopened.
Would you like to claim your Christmas treasure this year? The directions are simple.
1 word, 3 questions and 5 minutes = A Christmas To Remember
Over the next 12 days, revisit the Christmas story, one word at time – one, precious, powerful word at a time. Release your imagination and your emotions and you will meet Jesus, alive and well, under the tree and in your heart.
For this new adventure, you will need:
- One of the following
*A notebook or 12 pieces of paper – and a pen, colored pencils or some crayons
- A copy of the “12 Words for Christmas” (below) to insert into the blanks of these 3 questions, one word for each day.
*What does ________ look like in the Christmas story? (what, when, where, who, how)
*What has _________ looked like or felt like for you this past year?
*What does ________ mean to you this Christmas?
*THEN, in whatever manner stirs your heart – visit this word. Make it your own. Ponder and pray your way through the thoughts, images, insights and emotions it evokes. Some may journal. Others may draw, list or doodle. Some may ponder, grab their camera or their Bible. There is no “right way” to unwrap these gifts, but there is only one way to make it happen – Take Five and DO it.
- 5 quiet minutes, maybe an occasional 10.
12 Days. 12 Words. 12 Gifts.
Give God a few quiet moments each day and He will give us His heart, and so much more.
12 Words for Christmas