Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Jesse Tree: Day 6 Sarah's Answered Prayer

Scripture: Genesis 21:1-7 

Symbol: Cradle

Reading: Have you ever wanted something so much that you thought you would die if you didn't get it? It's so hard to be happy when we focus on the things we don't have, instead of the things we do have.
Sarah wanted a baby more than anything, but even though she prayed a lot and tried everything she could think of, she didn't have a baby. As she got older she finally decided that God would not give her a child. But then God gave Sarah a son, and she named him Isaac. Sarah was very happy and grateful to God for giving her a wonderful son when she had given up on her dream.

Talk about: How has God answered your prayers? 

Prayer: Gracious God, thank you for answering our prayers.


Activity: Look at baby pictures and talk about how happy new babies make us. Here are a few of my favorites of our boys.

Tim
Ben
Josiah 
Elijah
Tim
Ben
Josiah
Elijah

*The symbol and devotions are from The Reformed Church of America and you can use this link to find what I have used and more at their advent site. 

A copy of the directions to make your own Jesse Tree are here and the patterns for the symbols are here

To find a list of all the linked Jesse Tree posts click here



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