Christmas Lunch

What do you eat on Christmas day?

Growing up with an English mother, every year we have turkey with ham and all the roast vegies, stuffings and sauces to go with it. I just assumed that’s what everyone ate at Christmas.

But meeting my husband and his Aussie family, I was amazed to hear they had seafood and salad for Christmas lunch. Could this really be classified as a true Christmas meal?

And then a few years ago I met a friend from an Italian background. He was looking forward to his grandmother’s special lasagne on Christmas day!

Each of these families are celebrating the birth of Jesus, but doing so in a very different way.

That’s what I love about God. He doesn’t care what we eat on Christmas Day, what our family background may be or what we have done in the past.  He invites all of us to join in the celebration at Christmas time.

Everyone can celebrate His love for us in their own way.

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.