Celebrating Jesus, God's Greatest Gift
Bottom Line: You can have hope because God is faithful. Much of what we celebrate at Christmas is an incredible reminder that God can be trusted no matter what. We can have hope because, when all seemed hopeless, God made promises to save the world and then followed through with Jesus. No matter what we face in life, we can have hope and trust that God is at work and can help us get through our circumstances.
Bottom Line: You can have peace because God has a plan. When God sent Jesus, it was the answer to many, many years of a plan to rescue the world. The people must have wondered what God was doing or if God was still working. We can feel the same way about our own circumstances. Yet, time and again, we realize that we can trust God no matter what. We might not understand God’s plan, but we can have peace when we remember how God has been faithful throughout history.
Bottom Line: You can have joy because God sent Jesus. We all know that Christmas is about Jesus, but sometimes it’s just too easy to think Christmas is only about lights, decorations, and presents. Those things aren’t bad, but it’s important that we use those things to stay focused on the truth of what we celebrate at Christmas. God loved us enough to send Jesus to rescue us. Knowing that can help us find joy no matter what is happening around us this Christmas season.
Bottom Line: God’s love is for everyone. This story reminds us that Jesus didn’t just come for the powerful or most important people. Jesus came to show everyone that they can be part of what God is doing in the world. We pray that this Christmas will be a time for kids to experience God’s love and put their faith in Jesus.
Bottom Line: Celebrate Jesus all year long. After the Christmas decorations come down, it can be easy for kids to assume that the spirit of Christmas gets packed away too. We want kids to realize that they don’t need a fancy holiday to celebrate Jesus. They can celebrate when they sing to Jesus, read the Bible, and show Jesus’ love to others.
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