Monday, December 12, 2011

Countdown to Christmas - Day 17

Bible Verse:
God put a special star in the sky. Some Wise Men who studied the stars knew what this meant: A new king had been born. They traveled a long way, following the star of Bethlehem. "We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him." 
Matthew 2:1-2

Dear Jesus, Help me to be wise and believe in you, just as the Wise Men did. Amen.

Today's Activity:
What gift can you give Jesus?

This coming weekend after Mass, our church will be hold a birthday party for Jesus. I love this idea because it really involved the children of the church much more. Yes, we have many programs for the kids, but I love the extras, too. So, all the kids are invited to come. They are asked to bring a gift for a baby. These gifts will be donated to the local women's clinic. Isn't that a sweet idea? Sometime this week, Andy and Alex (with his big brother's help) will pick out a gift for Baby Jesus.

We have been reading many books about Baby Jesus in the past week, and Andy has become rather concerned about the baby not having any babies (like he has Tusker and Alex has Baby Bunny) or a blanket. How sweet!! It is funny though because that was always my issue when I was little: where is that child's blanket?! I mean, I guess I don't know what the weather in like in Bethlehem, but the desert does get cold at night... So, maybe they will pick out a baby and a blanket... We will see - come back and find out what they chose for Baby Jesus!

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