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
Ornament: A Coat of Many Colors
Scripture Reading: Genesis 37:3-36; Gen. 50:18-21
Songs: Our God is an Awesome God, The Little Drummer Boy
You see, Jacob loved all of his family, but he wanted to do something special for his son Joseph. Jacob gave Joseph a really colorful coat. But, Jacob’s brothers got mad because he got a special coat from their father and they didn’t get anything. In fact, they were mad at Joseph because he had been having dreams too. The dreams sounded like they were going to have to serve Joseph – and HE was not even the oldest brother!
The coat Jacob gave Joseph was a special kind of coat that people wore when they were really important. Joseph’s brothers felt angry that their father gave that important coat to Joseph. They wanted to get rid of Joseph. In fact, they were so angry and sinful that some of the brothers decided to kill Joseph! Instead, other brothers talked them into selling him as a slave to Egypt.
Wow – that sounds awful, doesn’t it? Do you think God had forgotten Joseph? No. God knew. God helped Joseph become a great ruler in Egypt. When his father and brothers needed food and help, Joseph was able to take care of the whole family. God had a plan the whole time. God always takes care of us.
- Why were the brothers angry at Joseph?
- Who was really in control? Who had a plan? (God)
Prayer: Father God, thank You for having a plan for each of our lives. Sometimes bad things happen, or we get hurt or scared. Help us to remember that You can use even our troubles for good when we trust You. Please help us to never be mean or do mean things to others. Amen.
Looking forward to Christmas,