It’s hard to believe but Christmas is just around the corner. Christmas is a time where we celebrate that we have a God who loves us so much, that He gave up the glory of heaven to be born as a man, to walk the earth with His creation, and to save the world. Because Christmas is so important, we don’t just celebrate it one day a year. Instead, we use the season of Advent to prepare our hearts and build excitement as we look forward to the greatest Christmas gift of all.
This Advent season, we invite you and your family to join Our Savior School and Church in exploring how through the birth of Jesus, God was fulfilling promises He made long ago. To do this, we will be using the Jesse Tree daily devotions to journey through the Bible and learn about the lineage of Jesus. The reference to the Jesse Tree comes from Isaiah 11, in which Jesus is compared to a shoot sprouting from the stump of the tree of his ancestor Jesse. It reminds us that the coming of Jesus was long prophesied, and that every part of the Bible points us back to Him.
Starting on November 27th, your family is invited to take time to read the Bible passage and devotion for the day, discuss the “Wonder” question, and then your child can color the ornament related to that story. You can also put string, ribbon, or a hook through each ornament and hang them on your Christmas tree or around your house.
These resources, along with daily devotions for older students and adults will also be available on the Our Savior website. We hope that this Advent season these devotions and the time you spend together will be a blessing to you and your family.
These devotions were written by Grace Claus, managing editor of RCA Today.
All Scripture quotations are taken from the New Revised Standard Version.