Another Kind of Gift
Did you know that hundreds of years before Jesus was born, God told the prophet Isaiah some of the reasons Jesus was special?
You can read about them in Isaiah 9:2-7. Then tell Jesus some of the reasons you love him!
“The people who are now living in darkness will see a great light. They are now living in a very dark land. But a light will shine on them. Lord, you will make our nation larger. You will increase their joy. They will show you how glad they are. They will be as glad as people are at harvest time. They will be as glad as soldiers are when they share the things they’ve taken after a battle.
You set Israel free from Midian long ago. In the same way, you will break the heavy yoke that weighs Israel down. You will break the wooden beams that are on their shoulders. You will break the rods of those who strike them down.
Every fighting man’s boot that is used in battle will be burned up. So will every piece of clothes that is covered with blood. All of them will be thrown into the fire.
A child will be born to us. A son will be given to us. He will rule over us. And he will be called Wonderful Adviser and Mighty God. He will also be called Father Who Lives Forever and Prince Who Brings Peace.
The authority of his rule will continue to grow. The peace he brings will never end. He will rule on David’s throne and over his kingdom. He will make the kingdom strong and secure. His rule will be based on what is fair and right. It will last forever. The Lord’s great love will make sure that happens. He rules over all.” Isaiah 9:2-7
Sometimes knowing why somebody loves you is the best gift you can get.
Choose one person in your family and fill a jar with words or pictures to describe all the things you love about him or her. Then give it to them.
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