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: An angel to remind us of the angel messengers of Christmas
scripture Reading: Heb. 1:14; Luke 2:8-14; Rom. 6:23
Songs: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Angels We Have Heard on High
And the congregation? Who was in attendance at that first Christmas service in the Judean hills? Why – the shepherds who were out watching their flocks, now staring in fear and amazement as these glorious angels make the world’s most important announcement to them! Not to royalty, not to important businessmen, but to shepherds on the hillside.
When the angels left, can you guess what the shepherds did? Well, they BELIEVED the angels! So, they didn’t just go back to their sheep. They didn’t just sit around talking. No – they were excited to welcome this new baby King! So, into Bethlehem they went to search for the new baby, and worship Him there.
Praise God! He welcomes everyone. Not just royalty, not just important people or rich people. God wants all to come. God wants you and me!
- What did the angels say had happened? (Luke 2:10-12)
- What is an angel’s job? Who tells them what to do?
Prayer: Dear Lord, Thank you for Your Son, Jesus! Thank you for welcoming all of us to worship Him, to love Him, and to follow Him. Praise Your Name! Amen.
Merry Christmas, Everyone!