Away in a Manger
The Bible is the story of God’s rescue plan for us; Jesus was sent to earth to save us from our sin. That’s what John 8:12 means when it says Jesus is the LIGHT. Even though He was the light of the world, He was born surrounded by animals and hay.
If your neighborhood has a local, live Nativity scene, it could be fun to visit.
What’s YOUR favorite Nativity animal? Have your parent share with me at firstname.lastname@example.org
To remind yourself of how GREAT God is, write down some of your favorite Bible verses.
Here are a few of mine.
The Lord has shown you what is good. He has told you what he requires of you. You must treat people fairly. You must love others faithfully. And you must be very careful to live the way your God wants you to.
My dear brothers and sisters, pay attention to what I say. Everyone should be quick to listen. But they should be slow to speak. They should be slow to get angry.
I Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not want what belongs to others. It does not brag. It is not proud.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Do not depend on your own understanding. In all your ways remember him. Then he will make your paths smooth and straight.
Don’t worry about anything. Instead, tell God about everything. Ask and pray. Give thanks to him.
I can do everything by the power of Christ. He gives me strength.
“I know the plans I have for you,” announces the Lord. “I want you to enjoy success. I do not plan to harm you. I will give you hope for the years to come.
“God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life.
But those who trust in the Lord will receive new strength. They will fly as high as eagles. They will run and not get tired. They will walk and not grow weak.
Jesus replied, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Love him with all your mind.’ This is the first and most important commandment. And the second is like it. ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’
“Be strong and brave. Don’t be afraid of them. Don’t be terrified because of them. The Lord your God will go with you. He will never leave you. He’ll never desert you.”
Put them them in a stocking. For the remainder of Advent (Christian Faith: the period of time beginning four Sundays before Christmas.)
Encourage your Christmas experience by pulling a verse out of the stocking each day and then read together as a family.
If you have older children, they may enjoy this great Awaited Comic Book!!!