In the Bible, God tells us that He cares so much about the poor that he will take them from being homeless to being rich and well cared for.  How can we be a part of caring for the poor and helping them to have homes and food and to be paid for the work they do this Christmas?

Read this verse with your family.2 Samuel 2:8
You lift the poor and homeless out of the garbage dump and give them places of honor in royal palaces. You set the world on foundations, and they belong to you.

Ask your parents what it means.  How does it make you feel?  What does it say about God?  There are people who work very hard but still live in slums and dumps; reading this verse, what do you think God wants for them?  Talk with your family about how you can help make this verse true.

Then pray this prayer:
Dear Jesus,
Thank you for taking the poor from garbage dumps to palaces.  Thank you for caring for them.  You are so wonderful and awesome.  You made the world and it belongs to you.  And even though you made the world, you came to live with us in the world.  You were poor like poor people around the world.  Help us to remember that on your birthday and to celebrate your birthday by caring for the poor.  Amen.

Then connect the dots below and color this color sheet while you think about how amazing God is that he takes homeless people and gives them homes like palaces.  Ask God to tell you how you can help to bless the poor too.

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