Merry Christmas from DK

December 24, 2011 · 0 comments

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Merry Christmas from Domestic Kingdom!

What a joy it has been this Advent season to reflect on the gospel. God saw our plight in the Garden and promised a Savior who would crush the head of the serpent. As we sing the Christmas song “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus” we rejoice at God’s grace in Christmas, and look forward to that Great Day when Jesus returns.

“God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons” Galatians 4:5.

Some of the DK writers have put together a collection of our personal favorite Christmas posts from around the internet. Enjoy!

12 Reasons for Christmas: This is an abbreviated post giving scriptural reasons for Christmas and why Jesus came (from John Piper’s ministry Desiring God). (Gloria)

True Christmas: One of the Christmas traditions in our home is “gift giving,” not just by handing over the gift but via a game similar to “treasure hunt,” following which my husband takes some time to explain why we give gifts. Not always have we been able to live up to this tradition but here’s an article which not just reflects my thoughts but also serves me as a reminder to not lose the centrality of Christmas. And here‘s an article about the “perfect Christmas gifts.” (Priya)

Comparing Dickens and Handel: The author of this post goes to performances of A Christmas Carol and Messiah and writes about the connection to the gospel. As a fan of both of these literary masterpieces I really appreciated this article. (Gloria)

The Christmas Conundrum: I particularly like the author’s focus on her family considers the tendency for consumerism. She says they give their kids: “Something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read. That’s it. This year we’re adding something to give.” (Samantha)

The Name of Jesus: “What’s in a name?” Kevin DeYoung writes a timely Christmas reflection on Jesus’ name.

Christmas Perspectives: Carolyn McCulley writes about how her perspective and expectations have been conformed by the gospel

Why Lie to Your Kids About Santa?: I (Bronwyn) love this article, because I love Christmas and I love that we have freedom to enjoy the traditions and festivities of Christmas. But the warning about compromising our witness and credibility as trustworthy parents by lying to our dear children about Santa is a timely and serious one.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting: the Virgin Mary edition

He’s Here!: a video to watch with your kids from the Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones, one of our favourite children’s Bibles (Samantha)



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