Sunday, December 5, 2010
Day 5: 12 Days of Christmas Sharing
Today's Share is sort of a repeat, but sort of not a repeat. We started an Advent wreath last Sunday. We've never done this before, but it was a very nice shared moment last Sunday when we read the verses about the first Sunday's theme: hope. We have a hope of Jesus' return, just as the people of Jesus' time had the hope of Emmanuel coming to dwell on earth with them. It's a neat correlation and tradition.
Along with that we also started our "What God Wants for Christmas" nativity countdown. Last week we opened box number 1 which contained the angel Gabriel to add to the Nativity. It has a very neat book and 7 boxes that we open a new one each time we do the Advent wreath, then will open 3 the week of Christmas. This is a picture of the kit:
I am enjoying this tradition. Our December (yes already!) has been jam packed full of activities and doesn't seem to show any signs of letting up, so this Sunday night tradition will definitely be a treasure for us this Christmas season!
Do you have any advent traditions?