This morning, I had the privilege of spending two hours planning this year’s Christmas event with our women’s ministries team.  Wow!  If you live in Owensboro, this is going to be an awesome evening!  On Friday evening December 5th, our ladies, girls, and guests are going to be treated to a winter wonderland.  I cannot begin to describe how fantastic the decorations are going to be – you’ll have to come and see them for yourself!

The theme of the evening is “Treasuring God in Our Traditions,” which comes from Noel Piper’s book by the same title.  If you have not read Mrs. Piper’s book, I strongly encourage you to get a copy of it before the holiday season is over.  She passes along some great ideas for keeping Christ the center of your family traditions.

Throughout our special evening, some of the godly women of our church will share how they have kept Christ in Christmas, and how they are passing on these traditions to their families.  Some of the ladies who will share are “senior saints,” some are in the middle of their journey, and one is even a teenager.  We will eat some wonderful Christmas food, and hear beautiful Christmas carols.  We will fellowship with one another, and hopefully we will edify one another with our words.

We believe it is important for Christian women to share with one another how, in the context of the secular world in which we live, we manage to teach our families that the holidays are first and foremost about God’s gift to us in sending Jesus.  We believe that it is important to teach these eternal Truths to younger generations.

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.  These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.  Impress them on your children.  Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.  Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.  Deuteronomy 6:4-9