Jesse Tree 27. A Long Journey - Friday, 24 December 2021

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24 December, 2021

READ Luke 2:1-5

In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child.          (Luke 2:1-5)


We’re almost there! We’ve traveled through so much of the Bible this Advent, and now we’re almost to Bethlehem. Who are we traveling with? We’re traveling with Mary. Her pregnant belly is big and round, and she’s ready to have the baby! She doesn’t want to be pregnant anymore. She wants to hold Jesus in her arms. As we wait for Jesus to come again, we’re like Mary. We can get antsy, impatient for him to come back and make everything right.

We’re traveling with Joseph, too. He doesn’t know what to expect. He’s never been a dad before. He doesn’t even know how to hold a baby! We’re like Joseph because we don’t know what to expect, either! We hope we’ve done enough to prepare for Jesus to come again. We hope we’re ready.

Jesus, come soon! We’re excited for you to be here with us forever. We don’t want to wait any more.


  • What will it be like when Jesus comes again?


Jesus, I'm excited for you to come again. Will you help me be ready? Amen.


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Think about someone you know that is making a long journey at this time of year and find a way to bless them.


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  • Bless each other saying, “May God Bless you this week”.

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  • Shape playdough flames above the heads of the disciples on the coloured mat.
  • Use the playdough to make something.
  • Imagine God is shaping and transforming as you shape the playdough into new creations.

Paper and colours

  • Colour the flame, and as you fill the page with colour, imagine being filled with the Spirit.
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Candle or Sparkler (under adult supervision only)

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