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The Birth of Jesus

It’s Christmas time! All through the month of December, we get to celebrate the birth of Jesus. When it’s a family member’s or friend’s birthday, how do we prepare? Do we think about what gift we will give, how we can show them we care, or how to make them feel special?

Well, we can do the same for Jesus. We can think about what we love about Jesus and find ways to appreciate him. Jesus was the most loving man to walk the earth, so how can we show more love to others? Jesus helped anyone in need, so how can we be more helpful at home, school, church, activities? Jesus healed those longing for healing, so how can we be more of a healing presence in our family, among our friends, and in our communities? There are so many ways we can show our love for Jesus by giving the gift of love to others. And that’s the most important part of Christmas!

One of the fun details in the Nativity story is the role that angels play. Angels visit several Bible characters who are connected to Jesus’ birth. Do you know the Christmas carol, Hark the Herald Angels Sing? It’s about the angels singing at Jesus’ birth. And many of you know that an angel visited Mary, Jesus’ mom, to tell her that she was going to give birth to a very special baby, the “Son of God.” How would you have responded to the angel if you were Mary? Would you be a little scared? Would you believe the angel? How would you feel?

There are clues to how Mary feels throughout the story. After she gets this news, Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth, the soon-to-be mother of John the Baptist, who would prepare the way for his cousin—Jesus, the Messiah. Mary praises God in what we call “Mary’s Song.” In it, she shares how God lifts up those who are down. So, can we help lift up others who feel down or sad or lonely? Can we be a light in the dark?

We can certainly learn more about the Nativity by reading the story of Jesus’ birth in the gospels Matthew and Luke. When we do, we’ll find out how they are different. There are lots of activities right here on BibleWise about this incredible event, which has had a lasting impact on the world for more than 2000 years. Let’s see what new discoveries we can make this Christmas.

We’ve now spent 11 months exploring the meaning of unselfishness and the many, many examples of unselfish thoughts and actions throughout the Bible. We’ve been finding all kinds of ways to be more unselfish in our daily lives. We’ve learned that giving is an outpouring of pure affection that comes straight from our heart. It’s real – not pretend. It’s for everyone – not just certain people. It’s unconditional – it’s not looking for something in return. Most of all, it never runs out. Period!

Merry Christmas, everyone! Have a wonderful December!

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