Read: Genesis 1:1; John 1:1-3
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The story of the nativity begins way before Jesus was born on earth. The story begins where everything else begins. There was nothing until God created the earth and everything in it. Did you notice what the verses from John said? Jesus was there for creation too. In fact, the verses said every single thing was created through Him. That means without Jesus, there would not be a daisy or a duckbill platypus or a banana. Name some things that you are glad that were created.
See, Jesus didn't just show up for the first time as a baby in a manger. He is God. He has always existed. He wasn't created. He doesn't have a beginning or an end.
He came to earth at just the right time to fulfill God's perfect plan to rescue His people. But what did they need rescuing from? Well, we will talk about that tomorrow!
Do: Play Pictionary. Take turns drawing something that God created and letting other family members guess. Try to be creative and unique! You can use paper and pen or use this.
Pray: Take turns thanking God for something for each letter of the alphabet. See if you can get all the way to "z".