READ MATTHEW 2:1-12
Imagine someone from a place you have never heard of deciding to get on a plane and fly for 36 hours all across the world to give you a present for Christmas. Now, that would be an extremely generous and slightly crazy person. It would say they thought you were pretty great too, don’t you think?
It's amazing that the wise men follow a star across the Ancient Near East to find Jesus. Not only to find him, but to worship him, to give him glory as God’s true king. To offer to him expensive gifts worthy of him. Their journey tells us a lot about how important Jesus is and what it means to love and honour him. But, also, it reminds us who Jesus is for. The birth of Jesus is honour him. But, also, it reminds us who Jesus is for. The birth of Jesus is good news for everyone. He is everyone’s rescuer. Every person, from every nation, needs to know about him! At the at the end of Matthew’s gospel, Jesus sends his disciples out to every nation to tell them the good news. God doesn’t send stars to everyone to help them find Jesus, he sends us, his people. Some of us will need to fly for 36 hours to someone we have never heard of, to tell them Jesus was born!
This week, keep the promise you made to your family during last week’s family Advent time. Talk about how you fulfilled the hints and clues you gave them. Discuss the experience of waiting: What was it like to wait? What was it like to finally experience what you had been waiting and hoping for? Remember together God’s faithfulness in sending a Savior. It happened just as He said it would.
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Create an artwork a comic or a lego creation or something that show the mos amazing star or create some lights for your front yard, sidewalk, or to remind your family of the star God put in the sky to tell the Magi of Jesus’ birth. Creations will be featured on our social media page and prizes are to be won!Submit HEREBack to Advent Calendar