Making a list and checking it twice!

It's here! It's advent! It's Christmas time! jesus-birthAnd before you know it your family will be making Christmas lists. As you rack your brain for every fun item you want, don't forget this truth: 1 John 3:1 NLT "See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are!"

You are God's child. He made you, just as you are. He loves you more than you could ever imagine.

That's right, it's not the perfect items for your Christmas list that will make you better, more loved, or more complete. You are already fully and completely loved just as you are. You are God's child. So in the hustle and bustle of the season don't lose sight of who you are and whose you are. It's not a list that makes you; God made you, and he loves you.

Action Step: Make your lists!

Read 1 John 3:1-3 out loud as a family. To remind each other of who you are, take turns telling someone in your family something you love about them. Then, with that in mind, make your Christmas lists! Giving gifts is a great way to give and receive love, as long as you remember who you are and whose you are.