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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Generously Retelling the Story

One of the most interesting parts of Christmas for us is watching the new and creative ways people share the story of Christ's birth. Every year there are new twists on God's most important story that bring the details to life in unique ways for new generations.

This is a key way to be generous. To tell the Christmas story in a new way is an amazing act of generosity as you generously share your perspective on what God did 2000 years ago.

One example of a creative approach to the Christmas story is the book by Ruth Bell Graham, "One Wintry Night." In this book a little boy from the mountains hurts his ankle on a hike and takes refuge in a cabin built by his grandfather. The grandmother who lives there tends to his wound and tells him a story . . . the whole God story from Genesis to the death of Christ from the perspective of the events of Christmas. This story does an amazing job of putting the larger narrative into the context of Christmas.

As we are reading this story, Ruth Graham is giving us the ability to share the grand narrative with our children in light of the events of Christmas. What a generous gift!

How are you retelling the Christmas story this year and being generous with your perspective?

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