Saturday, December 22, 2012

Treasuring Christ {at Advent}

This is our 3rd year to celebrate the Advent season by spending time in God's Word through our "Jesse Tree Ornament Activity". I love this Jesus-centered activity and the way it tunes our hearts to focus on the Gospel and treasure Christ as we prepare for Christmas!

Each day we've opened our Jesus Storybook Bible {buy this Bible if you have kiddos! Trust me, it's that GOOD!} and read God's Story of His heart {that He is good and does good}, and listened to the whispers of God's secret plan...our Hope and Treasure

Day #15, "There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse,
    and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit." - Isaiah 11:1

Day #16 {my favorite!}, "The people of Nineveh listened to Jonah, and they started loving God. They learned to do what God said and to stop running away from him--just like Jonah. Many years later, God was going to send another Messenger with the same wonderful message. like Jonah, he would spend three days in utter darkness. But this Messenger would be God's own Son. He would be called "The Word" because he himself would be God's Message. God's Message translated into our own language. Everything God wanted to say to the whole world --in a Person." JSBB p.169

I cherish these 25 days of treasuring Christ and reflecting on His Word! 

{click here for more information on the Jesse Tree Activity and daily scripture reading for Advent}

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