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: The Lion & the Lamb - (Reminds us of Peace)
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 11:6-10
Songs: Joy to the World, Peace like a River, I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy….
Do you remember when we first talked about God’s creation, we said the world was perfect before sin came into the garden? When God first made the earth, the animals lived together peacefully. There was no fighting, or death, before sin.
Well, one day, our world will be like that again. God will restore peace to the world. There will be no hunger or fear. Lions, lambs, wolves, rabbits, and even people will all live in peace. There won’t be any crime or sin or death. God will make all the creatures get along.
You see, God still has a plan! Jesus is coming again, to reign over creation. In that peaceful world, all of God’s children will get along. There will be no more war and no more pain. What a wonderful place that will be for everybody! Until then, we should be peacemakers wherever we are in the world - at home, at school at work - and we can tell others about Jesus – our soon and coming King!
- When will the lion and the lamb be friends?
- What is a peacemaker?
- How can you be a peacemaker in your home, school, or work?
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, Please help us find ways to bring peace to our world. We look forward to the day when Jesus reigns in peace and there is no more hunger or fear anywhere. Thank you for loving us so much! Amen.
Looking forward to Christmas,