Theme: Worshiping God- God Sends a Savior
And Mary said, “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. “
In the Christmas story, God works through humble people. Mary humbly accepted God’s announcement that she would have a baby, even though people wouldn’t believe that Jesus was God’s son. Elizabeth humbly trusted that God would give her a baby and take care of her health even though she was old. Joseph prayed and humbly asked God for wisdom, instead of listening to others about breaking off the engagement with Mary. Today, we can be humble and obedient to God in big decisions or small ones.
You can read the Bible story of Jesus’ birth in Luke 1:26-56 and Luke 2:1-7. Want to dig deeper and learn more about the humble people around Jesus’ birth? Check out Luke 1:5-25, 57-80, Luke 2:8-20, and Matthew 2.
No matter what time of the year it is, God calls us to be humble and trust him. Find a way this week to follow God’s call to serve. What can you do around your own house that would serve others? Help with more chores? Read to a younger sibling? Collect some clothes or toys to donate? Check out the Kids Corner Christmas Coupon book for more ideas. Remember that being humble includes doing what is right even if it is inconvenient for us at the time.