In my son Jack’s 1st grade class, the students are intentionally exposed to a host of various significant holidays that take place roughly around this time of the year.
Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Kwanzaa…
It’s an attempt to teach the children that there are other things happening at this time of the year besides the pervasive concept of stuff. And I have to say, I get easily caught up in the trappings and God quickly, lovingly gives me perspective on the deep significance of Christmas. It’s often like that, I get distracted and God, the giver of Christ, re-focuses my attention.
But for the Siar church, the fledgling group of believers in Papua New Guinea, who only became a church a few months ago, this Christmas likely held none of the distractions that mine did. There was no other holiday on their minds this December. It was simply a chance to celebrate their freedom.
When was the last time you experienced Christmas for the first time? For the Siar, it just happened and it probably didn’t involve any gifts! For more of this story click here.
And on that note, we, the Potter Family wish that you would be encouraged by the life-giving Truth of God as this December and really whole year is about to pass us by!