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 on helping your children grasp the basic outline of the Greatest Book of All.
Ornament: a Lamb
Scripture Reading: Genesis 22:1-14, John 1:29b, Hebrews 11:17
Songs: God is so Good, Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus, ABC-Jesus Died for You &Me
One day, God asked Abraham to take Isaac on a journey up a mountain. Then, God asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac – to kill him. Abraham was incredibly sad, but he was going to obey God. Abraham trusted that God would make everything right. God had promised that through Isaac the world would be blessed, and Abraham knew God keeps His promises. Abraham trusted that God could bring Isaac back to life again.
As Abraham was getting ready to sacrifice Isaac, God stopped him. He told Abraham to look in the bushes. Do you know what God put in the bush? (a lamb) God told Abraham to let the lamb take Isaac’s place. Isaac lived, but the lamb had to die. This was a picture of what God was planning for the whole world – He was sending a lamb to die for the world’s sins.
Do you know who the Lamb was that God sent? (Jesus) Jesus took our place on the cross, He paid for our sins, so that we could live. Jesus had no sin at all – but He died for us.
- What did God tell Abram to do? Why?
- Who is our Lamb? Why?
Prayer: Father God, Thank You for providing Jesus to protect us from the punishment for our sins. You love us so much that You sent Your only son, Jesus, to be our Lamb. What a wonderful Christmas present for the whole world! Thank You for our Lamb, in His name, amen.
Looking forward to Christmas,