Christmas is one of the perfect opportunities to see growth in your church.  Christmas is a very happy time when most people are open to growth and change.  I personally feel like I grow a lot during the Christmas season.  I think, for me, it has to do with getting closer and closer to Jesus’ birth and the reminder of how humbly he started.  I love the Relient K song “Celebrate the Day” because I think it communicates the thoughts we should be having at Christmas.  Here are the lyrics and a link to the song for you to enjoy and I hope it communicates as deeply to you as it does to me.

 

Celebrate the Day—Relient K

And with this Christmas wish is missed
The point I could convey.
If only I could find the words to say to let you know
How much you’ve touched my life because
Here is where you’re finding me
In the exact same place as the New Years Eve
And from a lack of my persistency
We’re less than half as close as I want to be

And the first time that you opened your eyes
Did you realize that you would be my Savior
And the first breath that left your lips
Did you know that it would change the world forever

And so this Christmas I’ll compare
The things I felt in prior years
To what this midnight made so clear
That you have come to meet me here

To look back and think that
This baby would one day save me
And the hope that, that you give
That you were born that I might really live
To look back and think that
This baby would one day save me

I, I celebrate the day
That you were born to die
So I could one day pray for you to save my life

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