A Tradition-ful Advent:
Fruitcake & Christmas Breakfast
A Little History:
Even though most of us don’t bake our own fruitcakes anymore, we do still make our own breakfast breads and sweet rolls to give to neighbors or enjoy Christmas morning. When we make these, remember that Jesus came as the “Bread of Life”. He nourishes us with hope, healing, forgiveness and love, and we need him more than any physical nourishment. Remember that more than the blessings he provides, we need to humble our hearts and be thankful for the giver of the gifts, this is the heart of fasting. More than anything else, we need Jesus. And at Christmas we are celebrating that He came to fulfill our greatest need.
Verse(s) to Remember:
“He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.” Deuteronomy 8:3
“Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35
Ideas to Make it Stick:
- Bake a Christmas bread together (maybe even fruitcake!) and enjoy for breakfast or take to a neighbor or to local servicemen.
- Talk about what fasting means and how we can prepare our hearts for Christmas. Maybe do a fast together, if not food, from some other blessing.
- Read John 6:25-51
Please feel free to share with friends and leave comments… Do you have other connections between the tradition and the heart of the holiday? Creative ideas to make it stick? I’d love to know what you and your family do with this!