USA (MNN) — Christmas: the season of joy. Holiday songs fill the airwaves as warm thoughts of family and fellowship come to mind. Even if celebrations are different now compared to previous years, Christmas 2020 couldn’t come at a better time.
The past 11 months have been challenging, especially for little ones. “The biggest thing we have seen since COVID-19 hit is that there’s a lot more fear and anxiety, even amongst Christians,” Jess Kogelschatz with Keys for Kids Ministries says.
“People are seeking truth right now. We’ve seen a 300% increase in requests for our materials.”
A new Keys for Kids resource helps families focus on Christ as the countdown to Christmas begins.
Keeping Christ in Christmas
Among other things, Keys for Kids Ministries makes two daily devotionals – one for kids and one for teens. Both point young people and their families to Jesus. His steadfast love and truth provide comfort when the everyday “norm” is continually changing.
“So many parents are homeschooling their kids, so they are integrating our devotionals into their school day,” Kogelschatz notes.
Keys for Kids released a new resource for Christmas 2020, elevating Christ above holiday and pandemic distractions.
“Right now, we have a Christmas Special Edition devotional that has 13 daily devotionals, and then a few other kids’ activities included,” Kogelschatz says.
“It just is one of our ‘samplers’ so you can get a feel of what our year-round devotional is like.”
The ministry doesn’t charge for its devotionals, but that’s only because donors help cover production costs. By giving online, you can help Keys for Kids Ministries continue meeting needs in 2021.
“More than ever, it’s important because of the increased people requesting our materials, which increases the cost of printing and mailing,” Kogelschatz explains.
Keys for Kids sends devotionals to parents who cannot afford to give, she clarifies, and your gift can “[help] to supplement those costs for the families who are unable to give a donation.”
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