Advent Day 8: Unashamed

Tuesday, December 8th

And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and
unashamed before him at his coming. – 1 John 2:28

threereligious figurines

The other day, I was talking to a friend who explained that one Christmas, his sister was mad they had Christmas decorations depicting Jesus. She, claiming to be an atheist, did not want her children having Christianity “forced upon them” as they celebrated Christmas. Of course, this puzzled everyone at why then they would be joining for Christmas at all, but that still put the family in a predicament. How do they celebrate Jesus while still trying to bring the family together?

In that moment, my friend and his family decided to still be bold and unashamed of their faith. They kept their decorations and their traditions, honoring God. Fortunately, my friend’s sister and her family still showed up and celebrated the holiday. Hopefully, those decorations and traditions made an impact. This Christmas season, don’t be timid in your faith. Be bold in what you believe. While others may just celebrate Christmas as some other “holiday” take pride in the true meaning behind Christmas.

Ian Jeffries

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