Christmas Food for the Soul

Note: Today’s devotional is offered as a resource that you can use with your family to help make the most of the Christmas season focus.

Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again.” John 6:35

With Christmastime comes lots of good food. Christmas candy, cookies, cakes, pies, and Christmas dinner are all part of the special nature of our Christmas celebrations. It’s commonly noted that on average, people gain between five and ten pounds during the holiday season. Yikes! But, while we’re enjoying stuffing ourselves with Christmas goodies, how about doing some thinking on our spiritual nourishment?

Christmas is a wonderful time to remember that Jesus is the “bread of life.” It’s a powerful illustration of what Jesus is meant to be to our lives. He’s the source of life. He’s the food our souls need!

This Christmas, make sure you’re feeding your soul a healthy diet of Jesus.

1. What can you do this Christmas to make sure you are filling your soul with Jesus?

2. Can we ever have too much of Jesus? Why or why not?

Bake and decorate homemade Christmas cookies. Allow everyone in the family to participate in some way. Let everyone in the family request their favorite kind of cookie. As you make cookies, use the content above to remind your family that Jesus is the “bread of life.”

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Jim Liebelt

Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for HomeWord. Jim has 40 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, having served over the years as a pastor, author, editor, consultant, mentor, trainer, college instructor, and speaker. Jim’s HomeWord Culture Blog also appears on Jim and his wife Jenny live in Quincy, MA.

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