We just held our annual Christmas Party with the Youth here at Element. At our party you can depend on three things: There will be ugly Christmas sweaters, there will be amazing food prepared by fantastic parents, and there will be a dragon puzzle that was framed fought over in the white elephant gift exchange. All three point to the amazing love of Jesus. Here’s how:
- Jesus makes the ugliness of our sin beautiful.
- Jesus often taught around the dinner table the beauty of His Gospel message.
- Jesus considers even the most ridiculous of our gifts useful for His purpose.
Actually, this party wasn’t planned to be a super spiritual event, although everything can be used to God’s glory, even ugly sweaters. We want it to be a time of building relationships, which is why we ask everyone to invite a friend. Some of them actually follow through on that.
So enjoy the images of the night. Until then, I’ll be searching for another dragon puzzle, because I didn’t get the one I wanted.