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December 9, 2013~ The Gift of Jesus

I’d like to think I’m a crafty person.  Pintrest has filled my head with some lovely Christmas crafts I would love to try.  Sadly, life with to young children and a lack of actual creativeness get in the way.  I can crochet or knit fairly well but other crafts…not so much. 

As I have been trying to teach the kids the meaning of Christmas and the story of Jesus’ birth, I have been thinking of things I can make that help share these same things with others. Pintrest strikes again!

Day 9: Giving the gift of Jesus

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The little saying reads this:

May these sweets help you celebrate Jesus, the very sweetest gift of all…

* A candy-cane, shaped like a shepherd’s staff, to remind you that Jesus came to be your Good Shepherd (John 10:11). 

*A gold-wrapped Rolo, shaped like a crown, to remind you that Jesus is the King of Kings (Revelation 19:16).

*Smarties, to remind you that Jesus is the Wonderful Counselor (Isaiah 9:6).

*A Dove, a symbol for peace, to remind you that Jesus is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).

*A Starlight mint, to remind you that Jesus is the Light of the World (John 8:12).

*A Milky Way, to remind you that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6).

*A Life Saver, to remind you that Jesus came to be your Savior (Luke 2:11).

*A Hershey Hug, to remind you that Jesus loves you (John 3:16).

*An Almond Joy, to remind you that Jesus is the source of joy (John 15:11).

Wishing you a Christmas filled with His sweetness!

So, my Christmas giving project for the kids and I is going to be to make these little bags up (with a few changes as some of the items will have to be different) as well as a Warm Hands, Warm Feet gift- warm socks filled with a pair of mittens and some toiletries given to the drop in centre.

Even though they are still young, starting a tradition of giving from the heart is an ageless lesson.

How will you give the Gift this year…

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