Advent Day 12

The Birth of Jesus

Read: Luke 2:6-7

Special verses:  And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. – Luke 2:6-7

Discuss: Bethlehem was so crowded that Mary and Joseph could not find a place to stay.  So when it came time for Jesus to be born, they had to make do.  A manger is a trough that animals would eat or drink from.  How do you think Mary and Joseph felt, laying their baby in a manger?  Do you think if the people of Bethlehem knew Jesus was going to be born, they would have made room for Him at the inn?  Do you know the story of your birth or adoption?

Week 2 Craft: A very simple paper angel craft can be found here.  If you have more time, here is a link to a great nativity ornament you can make with your kids.

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