Writing Prompts: Christmas

Prompt #1: Too Busy for Christmas?

With the Christmas season here, you may be busy putting up the tree, wrapping gifts, shopping, cooking, and going to parties.  Wonderful activities can fill your days, but can obscure Jesus.  star in Bethlehem

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting  Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).

Don’t allow the busyness of the season keep you from celebrating our Lord’s birthday.

Writing Prompt

This Christmas season I will keep Christ at the center of my activities by ______________.

Prompt #2: Guess Who Is In Arrivals?

The word “Advent” comes from the Latin adventusmeaning “arrival” or “coming.”

You’ve seen the scene at the airport: open arms and excited faces as family members joyously greet their loved ones arriving from a trip. Why should those of us who believe welcome the Lord any differently?

“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!   Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!    Behold, your king is coming to you.” (Zechariah 9:9)

Writing Prompt

How will you welcome Jesus this Advent?

Prompt #3: Can’t Wait To See What’s Under the Tree

Remember what it was like as a child to wake up Christmas morning and find the gifts that Santa left for you? You recall the anticipation … the excitement … the fun of opening treasures that would bring you joy.

God wants us to experience this same excitement as we celebrate the birth of His Son. Do you?

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

Writing Prompt

Write a thank you letter to God expressing your gratitude for His gift.

Prompt #4: What’s Real at Christmas?

In 1223 AD, St. Francis of Assisi created the first Nativity scene in a cave near Grecio, Italy using people and live animals. He wanted to remind worshippers about the real gift at Christmas, lest they become too focused on rituals.

Today, Nativity scenes (both live and static) are a visual reminder – in the middle of so many holiday rituals – of Jesus’ birth into real circumstances.

Writing Prompt

What will you do this season to experience the reality of Christmas over rituals?