There were many prophets in the Old Testament. The people of God followed the sage wisdom of these prophets who fully expected and prepared for the coming of the Christ child. They helped us prepare and told us what to expect. They were generally an inspirational teacher. Some of us have had these types of people in our life on earth. Wise people who taught how to live like Jesus did. It might have been our grandparents, parents, friends, neighbors or maybe just walking into a Sunday School classroom to learn about Jesus’ life.
As we begin to prepare for Christmas let us give thanks for the prophets that came before us! If that special wise person is still with you on earth, consider sending them a card of thanks. If that person has joined Jesus in heaven, offer up a prayer of thanksgiving. These people that came before us inspired us to live a life of faith, hope and love. We should be forever grateful that they supported us on our faith journey.
This week our Sunday School lesson offers crafts to honor the people we have met on our faith journey that brought us closer to God. We have poems to share, painting to recreate, ornaments to place on a Christmas tree and new prayers to say before we go to bed.