Read: Luke 2: 1-5

Think: God often does things that surprise us. God chose the small town of Bethlehem for the birthplace of Jesus. In Bible times, most rulers in important families were born in bigger cities, but Jesus was born into an ordinary family in a small village.

God chose Bethlehem many years before Jesus was born. The prophet Micah wrote that Bethlehem would be the place where the Saviour would be born. But even so, the town of Bethlehem wasn’t ready for the birth of Jesus.

The day when we celebrate Jesus’ birth will soon be here. We need to make our hearts ready.

Discuss: How are you getting ready for Christmas and the birth of Jesus?

Pray: Eternal God, help us to be ready for Jesus, as we prepare for Christmas. Amen

Do: Download and cut out the symbol of the Star of Bethlehem and hang it on the Jesse Tree.

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