First! A quick note for anybody with small kids that needs to hear this: combining the Jesse Tree devotional with the Advent calendar with its chocolate goodies seems to be a Big Hit with my kids. So, we’ll do the scripture reading and then all the kids get chocolate.
So, let’s just say our official Advent calendar looks a little bit like this now:
Also, I shipped some books today (mwhahaha, yes, here’s an obligatory link to my shop where I am personally selling my books for Advent!) and guess what? Apparently, the post office nearby actually gives lollipops to small children. And so, thank you for getting books. 🙂 And, my kids appreciate it as well!
Anyway! Onward with the Jesse Tree devotional!
This is the next ornament:
As you can see, the symbol for today is the world. So, as you might guess, the story is about Creation.
Now! I read a very much abbreviated version to my kids, since I have very squirmy kids, ages five and under, who do not have the greatest attention span… to put it mildly.
But, I have about five million religious artworks of Creation in my stash. And so let’s illustrate this scripture, shall we? 🙂
1In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth—2 and the earth was without form or shape, with darkness over the abyss and a mighty wind sweeping over the waters—3Then God said: Let there be light, and there was light.
4God saw that the light was good. God then separated the light from the darkness. 5God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” Evening came, and morning followed—the first day.6Then God said: Let there be a dome in the middle of the waters, to separate one body of water from the other. 7God made the dome, and it separated the water below the dome from the water above the dome. And so it happened.
…and that’s all for the day!
Tune in tomorrow to see what happens next… though, fair warning! Satan might appear tomorrow… 😮