How easy it is to get caught up in the excitement and busyness of the Christmas season! Yet this most wonderful time of the year is really the celebration of the birth of Jesus and is full of opportunities to help your child to reflect on the wonder of God sending His Son to earth in human form.
Good News of Great Joy! is a simple Advent resource to help your family stop and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, marvel at the providential events surrounding the birth of Jesus, and give thanks for God's provision of the One who has given us "the right to become children of God."
Starting on December 1, your child can remove a card from the appropriate envelope each day to discover an original drawing illustrating a part of the Christmas story. The back of the card notes a Scripture passage that you can read together as a family. After examining the illustration, reading the passage, discussing the text, and praying together, your child can place a similar illustration piece on the accompanying Advent scene.
This simple-to-use, reusable resource can become part of your family tradition as you remember together the birth of our Savior and the salvation He obtained for those who are trusting in Him.
Good News of Great Joy! is a beautiful Christ-centered celebration of Advent. My husband and I were blessed to use a pilot version of this resource with our four young children for several Advent seasons. Our kids were always eager for their turn to take the picture clue out of the envelope, and we enjoyed our evening Scripture readings together. Our kids are excited to use this new version.
With 25 cards featuring original artwork and well-paced readings taken mostly from the opening chapters of the gospels, Good News of Great Joy! lets families walk deliberately through the incarnation in a way that engages even the youngest listeners. For those who have never done family devotions together, this is a great way to start. While some assembly is required, in as little as two hours you can have a Bible-rich tradition to enjoy as a family for many Advents to come.
Sarah House, Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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