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Sermon on Galatians 4:4-7

1st Sunday after Christmas

Christmastime is About Family

Text:  Galatians 4:4-7

Intro

The stories and memories that come from Christmas are just priceless.  Mothers cherish the moment that their daughter received her first pair of earrings.  Fathers fondly recall the days they stayed up well beyond midnight putting every last sticker and decal on their son’s new toys.  All of us can remember like yesterday that one surprise gift we got when we were little that made us do a little victory dance around the living room because we were so excited.

There are other memories that are more on the funny side.  One Preschool dad told me the last week of school that they had recorded their entire Christmas experience on camcorder a few years ago, only to find that it was held upside down the entire time.  Yesterday we were opening presents with Noah and the excitement on his face was precious.  “Ooh!  Buzz Lightyear crayons!”  Then he tossed it quickly onto his pile and said, “Ooh, another one with my name on it!”  Later in the day Becky had some bacon frying in the pan and forgot she left it in the pan.  I walked out of the bedroom and wasn’t sure if the smoke detectors were going to go off or if the glory of the Lord had filled our kitchen.

But this is what we love about Christmastime.  Christmastime is About Family.  Christmastime is when we make memories with our families.  It’s a time to cherish those we love and those that we are close to.  It’s a time to be thankful for those that we call family.  That’s what makes Christmas so special.  Christmastime is About Family. Read the rest of this entry