Lesson Learned: Jesus, the Son of God, came into the world as a little baby.
Materials Needed: old magazines or newspapers, scissors, paper, gluestick
22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).
24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
Talking Points: Jesus came down from Heaven as God’s Son so that we could learn more about Him and His Father and so that one day we could have a way to go to Heaven. Jesus was born in Bethlehem and His parents were Mary and Joseph. His parents named him Jesus because God told them to name Him that.
Questions: Did you know Jesus was God’s Son? Did you know He came into the world as a teeny, tiny baby? What kinds of things do babies need to be taken care of?
Activity: Thumb through some old kids magazines with your child and cut out pictures of babies. As you do so, talk about how the kinds of things babies need, like having their diapers changed, being fed milk, or cuddling. Explain that Jesus was a baby and he would have had those same needs. Then glue these pictures onto a sheet of paper and save this for tomorrow’s devotional.
|Phew–got tired after we glued one picture–ha!|
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Your Son as a tiny baby to save the whole world. Amen!