Giving presents at Christmas is a nice thing to do, but the greatest thing we can do to our little children, grand children, or great grandchildren is to share the story of Jesus' birth . It doesn't even matter whether Jesus was not born on December 25th, which He actually wasn't, but what does matter is that little ones will have the true story told to them. What comes straight into my mind is Proverbs ch. 22 v.6 which says :-
'Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it'.
This does not mean that they will not stray, for all have to be born again of God's Holy Spirit in order to learn God's ways, and in John ch. 3 vs 3-5 Jesus mentions this:-
' Jesus answered and said unto him, 'Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 'Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.'
Nicodemus said unto Him, 'How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
Jesus answered, 'Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he can not enter into the kingdom of God.'
All we as born again believers can be responsible for, regarding children at this time of the year, is to make sure that they not only get nice gifts - whatever they might be - but most importantly hear the story of Jesus' birth, so that they will know of it.
May the Lord Jesus be our strength in these trying times, and I pray for those who don't know Him to come to Him and seek His wisdom. God bless all who read with all the blessings He has for us.