December 8th

Story

“I serve God with my life and want all that you have said to happen,” Mary tells the angel, and he leaves.

Activity

Hide candy canes around your house. Have a family candy cane hunt, and see who can collect the most.

Adult

The Hebrew word for peace is shalom, and it describes not only the absence of conflict but also the presence of completion, reconciliation, and justice.

Read

Proverbs 16:7

7  When a man’s ways please the Lord,

he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.



Reflect

  • Considering what you have learned in the Bible so far. Name five habits (thoughts, actions, or words) that you believe are pleasing to God.
  • How do you think these habits could make peace even between enemies?