God wants us to love one another.  A part of how he wants us to love one another is by honoring our parents - by caring for people from other countries - and by taking care of women and children who are poor or easy to hurt.  When Jesus was born he and his family needed a home to stay in and people to take care of them.  What are some ways you can help take care of families like Jesus' this year?  

Read this verses with your family:
Ezekiel 22:6-7
None of you honor your parents, and you cheat foreigners, orphans, and widows.

Ask your parents what these verses mean.  How do they make you feel?  What do they say about God?  What do they say about what God wants from us?  How do you want to care for foreigners orphans and widows?  Talk with your family about what these verses mean for how we celebrate Jesus' birthday.

Then pray:
Dear Jesus
Thank you for taking good care of poor people orphans and widows.  Help me to honor my parents; to care for people from different countries; to love orphans and widows.  And please help me to celebrate your birthday in a way that cares for people all around the world.  Amen.

Then color this color sheet and think about Jesus as a baby in need of a place to stay and of all the babies in need of a place to stay this Christmas.

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