Luke 2:41-42 Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the FEAST OF THE PASSOVER. When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom.
Each family has its own traditions. And for the Christian family, Christmas is a time to make those traditions shine out and for the memories that remain last a lifetime. The memories of my Christmases back in Africa where I grew up are priceless for me. Apart from new clothes and shoes to go with the Christmas feasting, I remember particularly the labor of love that went into decorating the Christmas tree. Of course, those days…the shops were less stocked with different varieties of decors for the trees. So our Christmas tree was very much HOMEMADE; some colored and shiny ribbons, some balloons and some white cotton wool was the best we could do to dress up our tree. And no…there was no Santa Claus to deliver some well-wrapped gifts through the chimney because, we had no chimney anyway! Continue reading