God’s Word says, “Joseph, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son and you are to give him the name Jesus because he will save his people from their sins.” Christmas is a time to worship the babe in the manger, and spend time with family and friends. What traditions do you and your family cherish? What are some joys and challenges of family traditions? Today is the Family Shield Christmas special. My guest is Reverend Stephen Bongard, pastor of Concordia Lutheran Church in Kirkwood, Missouri. We’ll visit with him today about his family, their Christmas traditions, and talk about the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.