God says that he will set prisoners free and they will get to go home to be with their families.  Some kids around the world have to work away from their families.  A lot of those kids work on Chocolate farms.  At Christmas, we eat a lot of chocolate.  You can make sure the chocolate you eat is not farmed by kids who are away from their parents.  Talk to you parents about what chocolate you will be eating this Christmas.  Maybe if everyone only eats chocolate that is farmed by people who let kids stay home with their families, then all kids will get to go home?!

Read these verses with your family:
Isaiah 48:8-9
This is what the LORD says:  I will answer your prayers because I have set a time when I will help by coming to save you. I have chosen you to take my promise of hope to other nations.  You will rebuild the country from its ruins, then people will come and settle there.
You will set prisoners free from dark dungeons to see the light of day. On their way home, they will find plenty to eat, even on barren hills.

Ask your parents what these verses mean.  How do they make you feel?  What do they tell us about God?  How can we help prisoners be set free and return home?

Then say a prayer for all the children who have to be away from th
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