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, 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 camel (Representing the call to Abram)
Scripture Reading: Genesis 12:1-7 and Romans 4:13-16;
Songs: Father Abraham, Trust and Obey, I Have Decided to Follow Jesus
It was sure hard for Abram, in the Bible. God asked Abram to take a long trip, to leave his home behind. He had to live in tents, cross deserts, and take his family away from everyone they knew. Abram didn't even know where he was going! He just had to follow God. This camel reminds us of that long journey. But, God also promised Abram that when he got to the land God was going to give him, he would be blessed by God. God also promised Abram that through his family, the whole world would be blessed.
Abram obeyed God. Now, he still had problems, especially a few times when he made a bad choice, and didn't listen to God’s instructions. But God remembered His promises to Abram. God called Abram His friend – isn’t that wonderful? God also was working on His plan to send a Savior to save us from his sin...and it turns out that it was through Abram’s family that Jesus was born!
- Would you have been afraid to travel away from home to a strange land?
- Did Abram obey all the time?
- Because Abram believed God, who did God promise would come from his family? (blessing - and that blessing was Jesus!)
Prayer: Holy God, thank you that Abram obeyed and followed you when you called him. Please help us to obey You, to follow Your leading. We want to be called “the friend of God” too. And through our lives, like Abram’s, may other people be blessed. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Looking forward to Christmas,