December 18th

Story

“A Savior, the Rescuer you have been waiting for, is born today!” the angel proclaims to the shepherds.

Activity

Grab blankets and popcorn, and have a Christmas movie marathon together.

Adult

The prophet Isaiah looked forward to the coming of Israel’s redeemer. His prophecies were fulfilled with the arrival of Jesus. This is why it is so significant that the angels announced Jesus’ birth as “good news that brings great joy.”

Read

Luke 2:9-11

9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

Reflect

  • Why do you think the shepherds were afraid?
  • What reason did the angels give for them to rejoice instead?
  • What fears are you facing today? How can the angel’s good news about Jesus speak to those fears today? Let your reflections prompt a prayer to God now.