Today is the fourth day of Advent. Each day I will post a short blog aimed at kids that will help tell God’s story from the beginning to the birth of Jesus. And each day Meghan, my wife, will make a Christmas Tree ornament that helps us to remember the day’s Advent lesson. If you want to make them along with us all you will need is some felt, some glue, and some ribbon.I hope you will join us each day this Advent.You can catch up on any post you may have missed by clicking here.
Have you ever wished upon a star? I remember when I was a child I would say the old rhyme ‘Star light, star bright first star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might have this wish I wish tonight.’ I don’t think any of my wishes ever came true but I sure did like looking up at the stars.I still love to look at the stars.
I live is a smallish town so I can see a lot of stars. But because of the buildings and street lights there are a lot of stars I can’t see. Every now and then I go somewhere where there isn’t a lot of buildings, and there are no streetlights, and the sky just fills with stars.
That was the kind of sky that Abram was looking up at when God promised that one day his family would out number the stars. And that promise came true. There are millions of people who are Abram’s, or Abraham’s family. But something special happened because of Jesus. Many. many, many more people were able to become part of Abraham’s family. I consider myself one of those people.
But do you know something else that I think is really neat about Abraham and God? Abraham was called God’s friend. Because of Jesus we can be part of Abraham’s family, and we can be God’s friend.
Today on the fourth day of Advent we remember that God made us both part of his family, and one of his friends.