LUKE 2:6-18 Angels visit shepherds in
a field and tell them the good
news that God's Son,
Jesus, has been born.
SAY THIS: Why is Jesus special? Jesus is God's Son.
Cuddle up wth your child this month and pray, "Dear God, thank You that Jesus was born so long ago. Thank You that He grew up to show us how to love others. Thank You for Christmas so we can tell Jesus happy birthday. Please help me teach [child's name] about Your great love and that Jesus, Your Son, wants to be his/her friend forever. We love You, God. In Jesus' name, amen."
"God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son." John 3:16, GNT
BASIC TRUTH: Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
From Parent Cue:
TRADITIONS CREATE MEMORIES By Kendra Fleming
One of my favorite Christmas traditions is to bake a birthday cake for Jesus on Christmas Eve and decorate it with the kids. I usually try to make a multi-layer round cake, and when the kids were young I would dye the layers red and green. The taller the better! The kids would decorate it with all kinds of Christmas candy and it was usually a delicious and glorious mess.
The kids have gotten older and now we make fancier, more grown up cakes. They are not as messy, still delicious, but somehow a little less glorious. There is just something about little fingerprints in the frosting that makes it better. This cake is usually the centerpiece of our family Christmas desserts. It’s a great reminder that the whole reason we are together is to celebrate HIS birthday . . .