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It's Christmas time! One of my favorite holidays of the year, full of fun Advent activities for all our families, in AND out of the Sandwich Generation, from kids to seniors!
One of my favorite parts of this special season is the music – from the fun kid jingles like Frosty the Snowman, to the swing-time styles of Two-Step Round the Christmas Tree, to the lovely Christian praise and worship hymns and carols. These are always a great way to perk up my spirits in good times or bad – especially those songs with verses that fix my eyes and heart on our precious Savior, Jesus Christ. And isn't that a special blessing for all of us in the Sandwich Generation as we deal with all the issues of caring for the elderly parents including worsening health problems.
So my Christmas gift to you and your family, from grandparents on down to grandchildren, is five of my favorite Christmas praise and worship hymn songs and music in my Smilebox eCards Creations over the next four weeks of Advent and on Christmas Day, starting with Light of the World by Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman.
Don't you love these lyrics:
In You all things were made and nothing without You
In Heaven and on Earth all things are held in You
And yet You became flesh, living as one of us
Under the shadow of the cross
Where, through the blood You shed
You have made peace again
Peace for the world that God so loves
They remind me of some of my favorite encouraging Bible verses from 1 Corinthians 8 (NIV):
Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.
On those days when the Sandwich Generation issues of life can seem so overwhelming, those sweet words of encouragement along with the lovely hymn can really bring light to my spirits. And what wonderful way to share the love of God with our grandchildren – leaving a sweet and musical spiritual legacy in their hearts and minds. Don't you think? 🙂 And you'll find more Advent inspiration, activities, ideas and devotions at The Advent Writing Project, as well as:
P.S. A great resource-full book full of Advent and Christmas devotions and activities for kids and grand children is The ADVENTure of Christmas by Lisa Whelchel. Click here for more information.