Day 9 card reads:
Jesus is the Wonderful Counselor. Isaiah 9:6; 2 Cor. 7:6
Activity: Jesus has all of God's wisdom and has given it to us through His Word. The Holy Spirit brings it to our minds as we learn His Word and He gives comfort and wise counsel through it. Today we set up the next two oldests' nativities.
Day 10 says:
Jesus is the Mighty God. Isaiah 9:6; Rev. 5:8-14
Activity: As God, Jesus is worthy of our worship and obedience. One of the best gifts we can give to Him, indeed we owe Him, is obedience. As He said, if we love Him we will obey Him. It's the least we can do for him and actually, we will be happier if we do obey. "There's no other way to be happy in Jesus thatn to trust and obey." Today we get to enjoy baking sugar cookies, most of which we'll freeze for future decorating.
Day 11 reads:
Jesus is the Everlasting Father. Isaiah 9:6; John 10:27-30
Activity: God has blessed us with an opportunity to know Him as Father through the loving earthly father He has given. Fathers love, sacrifice, encourage, inspire, strengthen, teach, hold accountable, provide and carry burdens for us. Our Heavenly Father does all this without sin or tiredness! Today we'll have a special Father/Daughter Christmas Tea.
(Another lady in our church helped me to prepare a tea for all the fathers and daughters of our church. We had lots of delicious goodies, a fine talk from our pastor about the relationships between fathers and their children and games of family teams as well as individuals. It was fun to make up a game of matching fathers and daughters of the Bible. You could just make a little tea time at home for your own family members to simplify this activity.)
|Our family at the Father/Daughter Tea.|
Day 12 says:
Jesus is the Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6; John 14:27
Activity: Jesus brought a peace that is everlasting, not just for the moment. We can have peace in our hearts even though there seems to be chaos and commotion going on all around us because we know that He is in control of all things and we have nothing to fear nor anything about which to worry. Today we get to hang our stockings.
Day 13 is:
Jesus is the Light of the World. Luke 1:78-79; John 8:12
Day 14 (today) says:
Jesus is the Cornerstone. Ps. 118:22
It is upon Jesus, His Godhood, His life on earth and His death and resurrection, that all our faith is built. Just as a rightly laid strong cornerstone causes a building to be put up correctly and to stand strongly for a very long time, so Jesus builds His church correctly and strongly. It's all about Him. Today we building little buildings ourselves of gingerbread or graham crackers and decorate them with candies.
|The Guinea Pig's graham cracker house from 2006.|