●The children will know what it means to be one.
● The children to understand they are instruments of unity
● The children will do a kind thing and spread the good news.
Bible Story Reference:
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on
his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Give one child a pencil to make a beat by beating the table, make another
child sing by the beat, make one snap their finger to make a rhythm and
make another dance to the song. Explain that one person alone does not
make a very exciting beat. Everyone needs to work together in unity to
draw attention to God, not themselves.
On the night that Jesus was born, it was not easy for His parents Mary and Joseph. They had travelled a long distance from their home in Nazareth to go to Joseph’s upcountry home in Bethlehem. The reason they had to go was because there was a census ordered by Ceasar Augustus the leader of where they came from. They got to Bethlehem and could not find any room to stay at. The only place that was available was the shelter for animals. I can imagine the man who gave them the shelter must have had pity on the couple and was being generous with the little he had. The man saw an opportunity to help and he was generous. Everyone else sent them away and told them there was no space for them. Jesus died on the cross so that we can be nearer to God because our sins deserved to be punished. The way we were shown love by Jesus, we should love others that we interact with. God knows every person’s heart and mind and He therefore wants us to have a brotherly love with one another. We should not repay evil for evil. God wants us to do good to one another. We need to always ask for forgiveness every time we have done something wrong. If we confess our sins to each other God is faithful to forgive and help us to become better and move away from that wrongdoing.
As you celebrate Christmas, do a kind thing to someone in need and share with them the gospel.