Thank you Rachael Green and Brynn Snyder for one of our last posts for our Traditions of Faith series. We love this special insight into why we act out the Nativity, and these nativity costumes are too great! Thank you Rachael and Brynn for sharing your talents and testimony with us!
Even as an adult I sometimes find it difficult remembering the true meaning of Christmas. Everywhere we go we see presents wrapped under beautifully decorated Christmas trees, houses covered in lights, people wearing Santa hats and children getting their Christmas lists perfect and ready to send to Santa. How much more are difficult must it be for my kids? They are constantly absorbing the meaning of Christmas from the music on the radio or the advertisements in the mall rather than from the story of the Messiah.
We internalize narratives much deeper than doctrines, and we embrace stories we are a part of far better than myths that lack any real context.