Saturday, December 11, 2021
Verse of the Day
A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
— Isaiah 40:3 —
PREPARATION IN ACTION
The author of the book I’m reading through Advent gives the following suggestions to put our PREPARATION into action.
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Make snowflakes by cutting out patterns on simple white paper. You can write prayer requests on one side and on the other write Bible verses. Decorate them around your home. While putting them up pause and pray for those things listed and recite a Bible verse that speaks to your heart.
Act out the nativity story either as a play, a musical or a puppet show. If you don’t have others to help or perform for, try putting yourself into the scenes, imagine what it was like for Mary, for Joseph, or for the kings that came from a far. This can help bring the story alive.
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Sing gospel-center Christmas carols that center your heart and attention on Jesus. Find an old hymn or check out: https://onethingalone.com/advent/
🌟 Memorize a Christmas verse or a verse that features the of Jesus that stood out this week: Word of God; Truth; Lion of Judah; Holy One of God; Lord of Lords. Also find made-for-you memory cards at: https://onethingalone.com/advent/
🌟 Gift hand made nativity ornaments. Draw the nativity, a star or wrote out the name Jesus. You might even try drawing a lion, a lamb, a shepherd or vine. Or download coloring ornaments at: https://onethingalone.com/advent/
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Write a letter to Jesus. Tell Him all you’ve learned it discovered this week. Thank Him for who He is, confess any sins to Him and ask for a deeper relationship with Him.
🌟 Play “traveling wise men” with your nativity set, set the scene up normally but instead of placing the wise men with the other figurines, place them in the furthest corner of your home and move them closer and closer each day until they finally reach Jesus.
Go to unwrappingthenames.com to download a free printable activity sheet and other fun resources to celebrate Advent.
~Charlotte, Seeker of unexpected Comfort, Happiness, Joy and Patience.