December 20
{5 Days until Christmas}

Read Together

But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. Luke 2:19

Discuss Together

Treasure means to keep and value something, to store it away for future use. Treasuring gives us time to think about things all the things God has done. Even in a barn with a newborn baby, and shepherds popping in unexpectedly to interrupt the evening with their tales of armies of angels, Mary took some quiet time to treasure and ponder the day’s events.

Do Together

  • Declare a free evening. Sit by the fire (hopefully) or light a candle, turn out the lights, play some Christmas music, pop some corn, snuggle, and talk by the light of the Christmas tree. Think about Christmas. Are you focusing on Jesus? Are you adoring Him?
  • Make a Christmas “Treasure Chest”. Use a shoebox and decorate it together. Have each person write or draw their favorite Christmas memories on notecards and put them in the box. Each night, pull out several cards and read them out loud together. Talk about what made these Christmas memories special. What is your favorite Christmas memory?
  • Take a family Christmas picture. Be creative! Remember, pictures don’t always have to show your faces!

Pray Together

I pray the words of our mouths and the meditations of our heart will be pleasing to you. Psalm 19:14