December 21
{4 Days until Christmas}

Read Together

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying “Where is He who has been born king of the Jews?” For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him. Matthew 2:1-2

Discuss Together

People were glad that Jesus was born. Mary and Joseph loved their baby. The shepherds came to see him the very night he was born. And in the sky, a bright star was leading other people on a journey from a faraway land, to see Jesus, too. The star was one of the biggest and brightest stars ever seen before! For many years, Wise Men had studied stars in the sky. When they saw this star, they knew that it was a sign from God to them that a king had been born. “Let us go to see this new king”, the Wise Men said. So, they began a long journey and followed the star day after day, until the star finally led them to Bethlehem.

Do Together

  • The wise men followed a bright star in the sky to Jesus’ house. Go on a star search. Hide construction paper stars around the house and let the kids search for them for five minutes. Then count the stars. Whoever finds the most gets to hide them the next time.
  • Go on a journey together. Drive to the country and take turns picking which roads you take. Continue for an hour or so, until everyone has a chance to “map out” the journey and see where you end up. Find a café, eat a piece of homemade pie, and then head home. Discuss going on a journey and not knowing where you were going. How do you think the Wise Men felt, following a star that was leading them to a new King, but not knowing where it was leading them at all?

Pray Together

Pray that our family is aware of Jesus’ presence in our lives, and we can learn to worship Him more each day. “Let my mouth be filled with your praise, talking about how good you are all day long.“ Psalm 71:8