It’s time for those Christmas letters! Have you ever received one? Have you ever written one? The letter that tells you all the wonderful, amazing, fantastic, super-human things that some family has done the past year! You think about your family and accomplishments and you think you must live a pretty dull life.
There was a Baby Blues cartoon.
He comes up to his wife and says, Messing around on Facebook again?
She: No, I’m writing our Holiday Letter.
She: What did we do this year that was remarkable?
He: Remarkable? We raised kids and lived to tell about it.
She: I’ll just say “Ballroom Dancing”
Well, that’s what Trish and I did this year – we took up Ballroom Dancing! It was fun and exciting! Not really, but one has to lie, I mean stretch the truth, to raise things to that remarkable status!
Actually, I like his answer: We raised kids…
Don’t underestimate the remarkable accomplishment of raising your kids well. If you do nothing else all year – raise your kids. If you want to be successful in life – raise your family. It may read dull and boring in those Holiday Letters, but think about what would happen if as, a church, we raised our kids well?