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During this season of Lent, 2011, my grandchildren and I have been enjoying some good talks about Jesus, His death, and His resurrection as we enjoy retelling the story of Easter using their Resurrection Easter eggs, and reading about it in Bible story books. In last week's Word-Filled Wednesday, I shared the encouraging Bible verses that help to teach our grandkids that Jesus was, indeed, God! This week's familiar verses take us back to Christmas with the reminder that Jesus was also a human, born to humans, who grew up as a normal little boy, just like our kids and grandkids.
Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife;
for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
"She will bear a Son ; and you shall call His name Jesus,
for He will save His people from their sins."
…today in the city of David there has been born for you
a Savior, Who is Christ the Lord.
"This will be a sign for you:
you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
One of the many things I proactively work at now, as well as when my kids were young, is teaching them how Christmas and Easter are both necessary. As the old song used to go, "you can't have one without the other!" If there were no Christmas, there'd be no Easter. AND if there were no Easter, what would be the point of Christmas?
For more encouraging Bible verses and pictures to bless each of us in the Sandwich Generation, dealing with the issues of caring for elderly parents and babysitting grandchildren, please visit Internet Cafe Devotions for Word-Filled Wednesday. 🙂