Growing up in a large family, we had some strange Christmas traditions. For many years, we didn’t even have a Christmas tree! With so many siblings, none of our gifts were anything expensive either. And we always worked on Christmas too: the calves had to get fed somehow! And yet, Christmas was still a special time that our family spent remembering the birth of Christ, eating good food, and enjoying each other’s company. The tree eventually comes down and the gifts end up in a box in the attic, but the memories we have of time well spent are priceless. I pray that each of you are able to enjoy Christmas with loved ones and celebrate the gift of life!
<br><br>Lelan Eberly, director of High School ministries