December 22
{3 Days until Christmas}

Read Together

And the star, which they had seen in the east, went in front of them until at last it shone immediately above the place where the little child lay. Matthew 2:9

Discuss Together

It’s easy to get lost when you are visiting a different town. You don’t know the names of streets, you don’t know the landmarks, and everything is new to you. You need a map, or a GPS, to help you find your way. The Wise Men lived far away in the East, miles and miles and miles away from Baby Jesus. They did not know the best way to go to find him. So, God sent a special star to help them find their way. The star was like the first GPS! Without the star, they might have lost their way. But they followed the star, which went ahead of them and finally stopped right above the house where Mary and Joseph were living at the time!

Do Together

  • Star paint, using a star-shaped cookie cutter. Add today’s Bible verse to the picture.
  • Make luminaries and line your sidewalk tonight. Supplies: lunch sacks, sand, votive candles, or tea lights. Do not leave luminaries unattended!
  • Talk about your favorite person or character in the Christmas story and tell everyone why! Is it Joseph, Mary, the angel, the shepherds, the wise men, the baby, the star? Or dress up and act out the story while someone reads Luke 2.
  • The Ursids Meteor Shower peaks tonight. Drive away from the city lights and find a good dark spot for star watching. Find the Little Dipper in the night sky and wait…the meteors originate from this area of the sky.

Pray Together

I pray that _______________ will follow you, Jesus. Matthew 16:24