The Christ child was an unbelievable gift to the people of that time. The Bible tells us that the people “got excited and rejoiced over the greatest gift of all.”
As we know the story it begins with some shepherds tending their flocks at night. On that night an angel suddenly appeared to the shepherds and told them that the Messiah had been born in Bethlehem. Then a bunch of angels appeared with the biggest “angel in the sky party” ever! They were celebrating the birth of baby Jesus.
Can you just imagine the excitement that they felt? They sure had a great reason to rejoice! As you prepare for Christmas this year try to focus on the excitement that you would have felt if you were one of those shepherds outside that night. What would the sky have looked like? Would you have been cold or hot in that desert? Would you have run or walked to Bethlehem to see baby Jesus? Would the excitement of angels make you smile, laugh or sing with joy?
Our Sunday School lesson this week is about the joy that the shepherd felt the night the met those angels. We have links to angel and shepherd crafts to get you crafting. YouTube videos with the Drummer Boy, The Worlds Littlest Shepherd and Oh, What a Glorious Night to get you singing! We encourage you to spread the joy of the season through gift, song or word with all you meet!