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 Star
Scripture Reading: Matthew 2:1-12, Rev.22:16
Songs: Star of the East, O Holy Night, Silent Night
When sin first came into the world, God made a plan. He promised to send someone to take care of the serpent, to take care of sin. Even when God’s people didn’t remember the promise – God did. Even when God’s people weren’t faithful – He was! God never forgot the people of Israel. He guided, protected, and loved them no matter what. And now, that promise is fulfilled. The star is shining – the new King is born!
And so the wise men set off to find the babe. When they found him, they fell down and worshipped Him, giving Him costly gifts of frankincense, gold, and myrrh. They were so thankful to have found Jesus! Isn’t it wonderful that we can find Him too, right where we are, by praying?
- What does the star mean to the wise men?
- Does God still love us? (Yes, He sent Jesus to save us from sin.)
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, the wise men waited so long to see the sign of the star and then follow that star to the baby Jesus! May we be patient and wonder-filled as we follow You, too! Amen!
Looking forward to Christmas,