The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29
The manger scenes that we create are so clean and cute. The animals all stare so lovingly at the family gathered there. The lambs seem to bow next to the donkey and the cow. But that first Christmas was hardly clean and cute. It was a real setting, with real, dusty animals, bleating and lowing and pushing against each other.
And the baby who became God’s own lamb, faced our own real sins that were anything but cute and clean. He took up all of our messy lives and became the sacrifice for our washing.
What do I see when I look at the manger scenes set up during this Season?
Can I picture that baby becoming the true Lamb of God, sacrificed for me?
Family Activity: Make hand made cards from Card boards and color pens
Inscribe a verse per card that resonates with forgiveness, cleansed, washed, purity and hope. Hang them as a reminder or give a few out to friends.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for washing away our sins. Thank you for the priceless sacrifice you made for us. Thank you for the forgiveness and love we have received from you in Jesus name.
About The Author
Bettie Gilbert can be found in a small town in Southeast Wisconsin, where she lives with her husband of 38 years.
You can find her blogging at BettieGsraseasons.blogspot.com where she is seeking to be transparent with the journey that God has her traveling with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and Osteoporosis.
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