December 9
{16 Days Until Christmas}

Read Together

At that time, Emperor Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Roman Empire. And everyone was on his way to register for the census, each to his hometown. Luke 2:1, 3

Discuss Together

Acensus is a way to count people. The United States is required by the Constitution to perform a census every ten years. The government uses the data for many reasons to help them govern well. Emperor Augustus was the king of the Roman Empire. He probably wanted to count his people for taxation purposes. So, Joseph had to travel to his hometown.

Do Together

  • A hometown is where you were born and grew up. Where is your hometown? Your parents’ hometown? Your grandparents? Find a map. Pin the locations.
  • Visit the Houston Zoo Lights in our hometown of Houston. Millions of sparkling lights greet you as you stroll through the zoo. Check the website for info.
  • Practice counting. Make a list of the following: plates, pillows, books, Christmas lights, beds, people, cups, doors, stars, spoons, animals, Bibles. Which one is the most & least?

Pray Together

We pray we will number our days so we will have a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12