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 lamb & staff (Reminds us Jesus is our Good Shepherd)
Scripture Reading: John 10:11-16; Isaiah 40:11
Songs: The First Noel, Away in the Manger
You know, we have a Shepherd too. We have someone who protects us – like a Shepherd, tends to our needs – like a Shepherd, and knows each one of us by name – like a Shepherd. Jesus can even look right inside our heart, to know what we feel and believe. He is always watching over us, never sleeping, and he cares about each one of us so much.
When we listen to him, and want to follow Jesus – we are His sheep! In the New Testament, Jesus says that He is our Good Shepherd. We can trust Him. No wonder we are anxious to celebrate the birth of Jesus – He certainly deserves celebrating!
- Do sheep need a shepherd? Why? What might happen if they don’t have one?
- Do we need a shepherd? Why? What would happen if we didn’t know Jesus?
Prayer: Dear Good Shepherd, Thank You that you lead us, protect us, watch over us, and are always there to help us. Thank You for your care for me. I do trust You! In Jesus’ name, amen.
Looking Forward to Christmas!