The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (NIV) John 1:14
The four weeks leading up to Christmas are a special time for God's people to join together in anticipation of Christ's birth. This time is called Advent.
For full instructions on the Advent candles, click here.
Light the white pillar candle that represents Christ, the light of the world, on Christmas Eve. Light the candles from the previous weeks also (Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love).
Have someone say, “Tonight is Christmas Eve. We celebrate Christ coming to the world, and we light the Christ candle. We also light the candles of hope, peace, joy, and love.”
Talk about the devotion “Christmas: Jesus Has Changed Everything.” You might say the prayer at the end of the devotion together.
To learn more about what it means to celebrate Christ in the world, read John 1:1-18 and Ephesians 3:20-21.
Ask this question: “In what ways can we show how Jesus has changed everything by coming to the world?” Allow each family member to answer the question, and then have a conversation about what Jesus means to them. After the sharing time, say, “Let’s find ways to show how Jesus has changed everything to everyone we meet this week.”
Listen to (or even sing!) a family-favorite Christmas carol like “Silent Night.”
We pray that participating in this Advent season has given your family a deep sense of anticipation for Christmas. May God bless you during this special season.
Want to do a deep dive? Check out Family Fire's article Spiritual Intimacy: Immanuel Today