And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” Luke 2:8-14
Here is a story to celebrate that night, about Daniel and his father, who were waiting for the arrival of the Messiah.
Coloring page: 96-angel-messenger-to-color
Christmas poster: 96-poster-luke-2
Would you like an “angel craft” that the children can make?
Christmas Angel Instructions: christmas-angel-card
Go to the CHRISTMAS page and find artwork and more Christmas stories.
May you have a blessed Christmas!
This is a story adapted from a true story I read in one of my magazines. A little girl gave away her doll for Christmas and got it back! How cool is that! The point I want to make to the children is that the good we do to others comes back to us. Not that we should do good thinking about what we will get back, but the sowing and reaping principle does not fail.
One of my Christmases as a girl that I will never forget was spent in Osorno, Chile. We had lost our home and the church building to a fire. My parents, the missionaries, wanted to do something fun for the children, so they hung the tree full of little toys and everyone got to pick one.
Under the tree at home there was a package with my name. I couldn’t resist the temptation to peak inside. I saw a doll! That wasn’t the only time I peaked. I had done it once before. Maybe you’ve done something similar. Those things stick in our mind.
My sister tells me a story about a doll Mom made her give away to a little poor girl. Later she saw that doll laying in a pool of mud. She made up her mind that she would never again give away one of her toys.
I’m sure we all have stories to tell of Christmas dolls or Christmas cars. But let’s tell the greatest story of all, about our Savior. I have some symbols in a file that I hope will help you tell the story.
May God bless you abundantly!