Today is the second Sunday of Advent! Advent is the season when many Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas as well as the hope of Christ’s eventual return. Although not all Christians participate in Advent, we at the Little Light House would like to share about this season with you, as it may be a tradition you would like to begin celebrating. Advent is a time to reflect on the meaning of Christmas—it’s a great way for families to spend time together and celebrate Christmas during the busy weeks before December 25!
Did you enjoy the Devotional and activities last week? We hope that your family will be blessed by this week’s activities!
The Christmas season can be a very stressful time of year. With parties to attend, gifts to buy, and family visits to plan for, the month of December can quickly be filled by busyness and anxiety. Preparing for Christmas shouldn’t be stressful, though! If you start feeling stressed and worried, try to shift your focus from holiday preparations to the reason for Christmas: the birth of Jesus! Jesus didn’t come to earth as a baby to bring worry—He came to bring peace! How have you felt God give you and your family peace instead of worry this Advent and Christmas season?
Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV)
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
One great way to get in the Christmas spirit is to sing Christmas songs! Singing together as a family is such a fun activity to celebrate Christmas. Play your favorite Christmas music and sing along! If you’re looking for new music, check out our Advent Carol from last week, O Come O Come Emmanuel, or look below for this week’s song!
As part of the Little Light House’s Bible Based Curriculum, we have our own Bible songs! The Christmas song is called “Sleep Now Sweet Baby Jesus.” We had one of our teachers, Miss Kerry, sign this song in the video below.
by Sarah Davis, Community Outreach Coordinator