Wow! Tomorrow is Christmas.  We've been reading a lot of good Bible verses about how God loves the world and learning a lot about how some people around the world need our help.

What's your favorite Bible verse we read?  What's one thing you remember learning?  What was your favorite color sheet?  What is one thing you want to pray for the world this Christmas?

Read these verses with your family:
John 1.1-14
In the beginning was the one who is called the Word. The Word was with God and was truly God. From the very beginning the Word was with God. And with this Word, God created all things. Nothing was made without the Word.
Everything that was created received its life from him, and his life gave light to everyone. The light keeps shining in the dark, and darkness has never put it out. 
God sent a man named John, who came to tell about the light and to lead all people to have faith.
John wasn't that light.  He came only to tell about the light.
The true light that shines on everyone was coming into the world.
The Word was in the world, but no one knew him, though God had made the world with his Word.
He came into his own world, but his own nation did not welcome him.
Yet some people accepted him and put their faith in him. So he gave them the right to be the children of God.
They were not God's children by nature or because of any human desires. God himself was the one who made them his children.
The Word became a human being and lived here with us. We saw his true glory, the glory of the only Son of the Father. From him all the kindness and all the truth of God have come down to us.



Ask your parents what these verses mean.  How do they make you feel?  What do they tell us about God?  Jesus came to live with us on earth and to show us God's kindness and truth!  Tomorrow we celebrate that God came and was a baby on earth and we celebrate his kindness.  How do you want to celebrate that kindness in a way that shows how God loves you - but also loves everyone all over the world and came for them too?! 


Say a prayer about what you hope for people all over the world as we celebrate Jesus' birthday tomorrow.


Then color this sheet and think about the Jesus who came to be with us because he loves the whole wide world so very much!
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