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Persuasive Essay About Christmas

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What do you bring a King for his birthday?
I think the wise men knew something we didn’t. Seriously, when I go to a baby shower I usually bring diapers, bottles or clothing; not gold, frankincense and myrrh.
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“When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” ~ Matthew 2:10-11 (NLT)
As a family we go through great lengths to have everything in our home point back to Jesus so that we don’t lose sight for why we celebrate Christmas.
However, this year the Lord has really been working on our hearts in regards to how we give gifts.
Our Tradition of Gift-Giving
Usually weeks leading up to Christmas we spend time as a family sowing into others, serving in community outreaches, and giving gifts to those God has placed on our hearts.
On Christmas morning there is great peace knowing we have made Christ the focus, given to those in need and now we can enjoy this time as a family.
We typically start out with communion and prayer before opening gifts. And then our children look for their gifts wrapped in their special wrapping paper.
As parents we don’t overdue it, we keep it simple and that is usually dictated by a budget. But as I’ve been studying about the gifts the wise men brought Jesus, I began to consider how we can change our gift giving so that it too points back to
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