For this activity, sit around the table as a family. Ask the following questions and allow your family members to answer in whatever way they feel like sharing.
Read: Luke 2:13-18 (NiRV)
Suddenly a large group of angels from heaven also appeared. They were praising God. They said, “May glory be given to God in the highest heaven! And may peace be given to those he is pleased with on earth!” The angels left and went into heaven. Then the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem. Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and the baby. The baby was lying in the manger. After the shepherds had seen him, they told everyone. They reported what the angel had said about this child. All who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
Jesus’ birth is something that is good news for us. The shepherds got to experience God’s gift of Jesus and we can too. Jesus came to earth so that we never have to be alone and we can tell other people about this gift, just like the shepherds did.
This season is a time when we can focus on the gift of God’s Son, Jesus. Actually, we should be focused on that gift every day. Telling others the good news about Jesus shouldn’t be something we do only at Christmas time; it’s something we should (and can!) do all-year round
We don’t have to wait for Jesus’ birthday to be like the shepherds and “go” tell others about Him. We can have a “Let’s Go” attitude all year long. You never want to miss a chance to share the good news of Jesus.
Pray: Dear God, thank you for giving us the best, gift ever! Help us to have a “Let’s Go” attitude all year long. Thank you for loving us enough to send Jesus. Amen.
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