December 23
{2 Days until Christmas}

Read Together

Read Luke 2: 5-7 . Open your Bible together or use the scripture below.

Discuss Together

Bethlehem was hometown for many people.  It was crowded with people arriving to be counted for the census.  Everyone was searching for a place to spend the night, exhausted from the journey.   It was so crowded that all the available rooms were taken, and there was no place for Joseph and Mary to stay.  What could they do?  Joseph had no family or friends with whom they could stay.  Mary’s baby was coming soon and she needed a place to rest.  The best place Joseph could find was a stable. But Bethlehem was the birthplace of Jesus Christ, the King of Kings!  The world had waited thousands of years for this moment.

Make it a habit of praying as a family thanking God for sending Jesus to give us hope. 

Do Together

  • Gather some stuffed animals or baby dolls and towels or small blankets. Search how to swaddle a baby. Encourage everyone to try swaddling. Have a contest to see whose is best. 

Luke 2:5-7

to be registered with Mary, his betrothed,[a] who was with child. 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.[b]

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.