Each day consists of a short Scripture reading & devotion to discuss, a downloadble ornament for the kids to color and hang - either on your tree or on a garland somewhere - and a few songs to choose from. Many of the songs can be found in hymnals, if you play a musical instrument, but they can also be found on YouTube or Godvine - and it's fun to sing along! Finally, a prayer closes out this 5 minute time. This is a great start towards helping your children grasp the basic outline of the Greatest Book of all.
Ornament: A Candle (To remind us that Jesus is the Light of the World!)
Scripture Reading: Luke 1:26-38; 2:32; John 8:12
Songs: This Little Light of Mine, Silent Night
One day, a young woman was going about her day when an angel came to visit her! That angel told the young woman, whose name was Mary, that she would soon give birth to the savior of the world – to Jesus. Do you know, the Bible says that Mary started singing when the angel came to tell her that she was going to give birth to Jesus? Mary praised God for His goodness, and told God she would do whatever He asked. Mary trusted God.
After Jesus was born, Mary & Joseph took Him to the temple. While they were there, Simeon told everyone Jesus is “The Light and Glory to all people.”
Jesus is the Light of the World. Since Jesus has gone back to heaven, those of us who trust in Him can allow Him to shine through us to light this world. We can let people get a little idea of what Jesus is like by watching Him work in us!
When you drive around to see Christmas lights on people's homes, or see a beautiful Christmas tree with lovely lights all over it, each little light can remind you of Jesus! It’s like having a million lights on a birthday cake just for Him!
- Was Mary willing to do what God asked? (Yes she was.)
- Who is the Light of the World? (Jesus)
- How can we show people the Light of the World? (When we trust Jesus as our Savior, and He lives in our lives, people can get a little glimpse of His love & His light through our lives.)
Prayer: Dear Father God, thank you for sending Jesus to be the Light of the World….lighting our way to You, and lighting our lives with joy. Help us to allow Jesus to shine through us to all of those around us. Thank you, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Looking forward to Christmas!