He Came as God Promised

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. Luke 2:1-7

Jesus’s birth is more than just a story we share at Christmas time. It is the greatest miracle in all of history! Jesus willingly left his heavenly throne, took the form of man, and came to Earth to rescue us from our sin. Jesus came just as promised; our God is good, and He keeps His promises.

Here are two questions to reflect on and discuss as a family or on your own:

  1. Jesus could have come to earth in the grandest way with the whole world watching, yet He chose to come quietly to a barn in a small town. What does this teach us about the character of God?

  2. Do you believe that God keeps His promises? In what ways have you seen God keep His promises to you?

Pray: “Lord, thank You for being true to Your word. Give me more faith to trust in Your plan.”

As a Family: Make a Christmas tree ornament together. Let the kids paint on words like “Immanuel” or “Merry Christmas,” and/or have them glue on pictures like a cross.