FOCUS DAY 25:
Happy Birthday Jesus!
HEAVENLY CONVERSATION 25: “Let’s have a Christmas party!”
KEY:F (God the Father Speaking);J (God the Son, Jesus Speaking); S (God the Holy Spirit Speaking) [Read the verse(s) and “Heavenly Conversation” as a family. Suggestion: Choose a different family member to read each part of God’s conversation.]
F “Christmas is about celebrating. Happy birthday, Jesus!”
S “(Sing) Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you!”
J“It is my 2,020th birthday since I was born to Mary.”
F “Remember the apostle John’s declaration, ‘For God so loved the world…’? That means all of us, as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit loved the world.”
S “That’s right. Christmas was conceived by us in love.”
F “And John continued, ‘… that he gave his only begotten son…’. That means I gave you, Jesus, as a gift to our creation.
J“Indeed. My birth was a one-time prophecy fulfillment, a miracle, a blessing, a hope, and so much more!”
F “John went on, ‘… that whosoever believeth in him…’. Here John is talking about every person born and yet unborn. You brought forgiveness, freedom, and fulfillment to all who chose or will choose them.”
S “I hope everyone knows how much we love them and want to know them. We want them to believe in us.”
J“So we can be a part of their life stories. So they can be part of our family.”
F “John finished with the truth that those who accept our Christmas gifts ‘… would not perish, but have everlasting life.’. We have so many blessings for each person’s life!”
J“For me, Christmas is about celebrating J.O.Y. As a way to remember, each letter could stand for Jesus, Others, and You - like the children’s song.”
S “For me, I like to think about how our gifts help each life story be full of choices that are pure and godly – you know, HOLY and righteous. That makes for the best of relationships with us, others, and themselves.”
F “For me, like Jesus mentioned, I like to think Christmas is about FAMILY. That means both now and forever in heaven with us. There are some amazing and wonderful plans we have for our heavenly family throughout eternity. Believers have lots in store to look forward to as part of our family. Most important, however, ‘Christmas is Love’!”
J“It sounds like we are wanting everyone to have a party this Christmas!”
S “Yes, now and forever with us!”
F “Amen! Merry Christmas…”
J“Merry Christmas 2020!”
F J S“Christmas is Love!”
Luke 2:11; John 3:16; “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11
MY CHOICE DAY 25:
I will practice J.O.Y. all day today.
DAY 25 ACTIVITY:
OPTIONAL: Share the Good News of “Christmas is Love” today.
Call, Write, or Visit someone today, and wish them the JOY of Christmas. Do it as a family, or one by one, or both! Have fun celebrating God’s love! If you do have a party, take some time to share the love of Jesus. After all, Christmas is Love!