One of my favorite Christmas memories of Delaware was at the height of Red Lion Christian Academy. At this time there were 975 students K-12 and I served as a High School Bible teacher and elder of Red Lion Evangelical Free Church. We had snow before Christmas that year, but I was anticipating a large gathering of friends for New Year’s Eve. I shoveled a path to my firepit and covered the wood for an amazing campfire on a cold winter night.
But in your hearts set Christ apart as holy [and acknowledge Him] as Lord. Always be ready to give a logical defense to anyone who asks you to account for the hope that is in you, but do it courteously and respectfully. 16 [And see to it that] your conscience is entirely clear ([e]unimpaired), so that, when you are falsely accused as evildoers, those who threaten you abusively and revile your right behavior in Christ may come to be ashamed [of slandering your good lives], 1 Peter 3:15-16.
While families across that United States stress out about buying Christmas presents and decking out their house for all the neighbors to see, family is what makes Christmas special. Watching the joy on the faces of my children as they open their stockings and presents. Although it’s impossible to please everyone in your family, may the sound of Saddleback’s Worship Teams Christmas Campfire Medley get you in the mood to celebrate Christ this Christmas.
by Jay Mankus