This was promised hundreds of years before it happened. This is an example of God’s planning and keeping his promise.
The sign Christ would be born of a virgin. The birth of Jesus was the sign of God’s Salvation. What an undeserving Gift to all. His name will be Immanuel. Which means “God With Us”, another gift from God.
Christmas is a special Holiday in the McGill home. We give gifts because God first gave us the wonderful gift of a Savior.
One of our customs is having a meal together. For many years it was Christmas Morning Breakfast. That changed to an evening meal a few years ago since the grandkids wanted to enjoy their gifts in their own homes that morning. We now meet in the evening and the whole family requested the same Breakfast Menu, Egg Casserole, Rice and Sausage Casserole, fresh fruit and homemade cinnamon rolls. We also have many Christmas goodies.
We attend Church Christmas morning or evening.
We are starting a new custom this year. We will hide a pickle ornament on the Christmas tree. The first one to find it will open their packages first.
This is an old German custom which states the person who finds it will have good fortune during the year.