Advent Joys As We Learn More About Christmas Carols With Our Grandkids: O Little Town of Bethlehem

by Kaye Swain

I love to share with my grandkids some of the many prophecies that were given hundreds of years before Christ came, that were later fulfilled by his birth, life, and death. One of them is from Micah 5:2, specifically concerning His birth: 

"As for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity."

O Little Town of Bethlehem for the Sandwich Generation - picture si

Excitingly, the fulfillment for this is recorded in several places in the New Testament, including John 7:42, 

"Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the descendants of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?"

The coloring page for this might be a tad boring, but I thought I'd share it with y'all. I know some of my older grandkids might enjoy coloring in each of the letters. How about yours? For that matter, some of our senior parents might enjoy them, either to send to great-grandkids or to try their hand at coloring as well.

O Little Town of Bethlehem for the Sandwich Generation - cute country Christmas coloring page from clipart

These are great Scriptures to share with our grandkids when singing one of the many lovely versions of O Little Town of Bethlehem, aren't they? Such a fun and lovely way of encouraging them in their faith in the Lord as well as leaving a spiritual legacy in their hearts and minds! A great way to encourage our whole families, actually, including ourselves! 

Enjoy encouraging Bible verses and pictures each Word-Filled Wednesday at Internet Cafe Devotions

Encouragement for the Sandwich Generation at Women in the Word Wednesday hosted by Good Morning Girls

Spiritual Sundays are full of devotionals with encouraging Bible verses to bless the Sandwich Generation boomers and seniors busy caring for the elderly parents while babysitting grandchildren

 

Kaye

P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. I do my best to reply to them all but value your patience when that isn\'t possible.

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1 Cathy

A great verse to teach your grandchildren – I noticed the part about His being the “ruler in Israel.” :) Thanks for your sweet visits. Blessings
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2 Renee

This is adorable, Kaye! Thanks for sharing.
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3 jean wise

Love how you did the graphics on this post. well done and a good reminder to help our grandkids learn these hymns. Three year old Kyla in church this morning lit up and said to me I know this one when we sand Hark the herald angels today. warmed my heart!
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4 Kaye Swain

Oh Jean, how sweet! And thank you for your sweet comments. Have a blessed week. :)

5 Kaye Swain

You’re very welcome, Renee. Have a lovely week! :)

6 Kaye Swain

Hi Cathy, thank you so much :) Merry Christmas!

7 Lauren

What a wonderful thing to teach your grandchildren!

8 Kaye Swain

Hi Lauren. Thanks. It’s definitely a sweet joy! :)

9 Amber

Great idea, i love the idea of sharing the fulfilled prophecies that Jesus fulfilled with the kiddos!! great post and reminder to be intentional in teaching our children the true meaning of the season!! Thanks for stopping by Seasontheday!!

10 Grandma Kc

You certainly are a wonderful Grandmother and daughter, too! Merry Christmas!
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11 Kaye Swain

Thanks Grandma Kc. I do try. Fail a lot, succeed a lot – by the grace of God, and keep on going a lot. :) Merry Christmas to another fun grandma! :) :) :)

12 Kaye Swain

Thanks for the sweet encouragement Amber! :) Merry Christmas!

13 denise

Really nice.
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14 Karen

Beautiful post. Merry Christmas.

15 Kaye Swain

Thanks so much Karen. Merry Christmas! :)

16 Kaye Swain

Thanks for the sweet encouragement Denise. :)

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