Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Mama Rika's Christmas Countdown Story, Scripture and Song AND Activity December 24

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SCRIPTURE
Mosiah 3:5-8 “For behold, the time cometh, and is not far distant, that with power the Lord Omnipotent who reigneth, who was, and is from all eternity to all eternity, shall come down from heaven among the children of men, and shall dwell in a tabernacle of clay, and shall go forth amongst men, working mighty miracles…and he shall be called Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Father of heaven and earth, the Creator of all things from the beginning.”

SONG
Silent Night

STORY
The Story Behind Silent Night

The real Christmas story:
Luke 1:26-38, 46, 47
Luke 2:1-20
Matthew 2:1-14

ACTIVITY
This activity is entitled “Teach the Children”. I have a small bag from which we draw forth each of the symbols of Christmas as we read the story. Each symbol is just a tiny replica of the much bigger ones we see at Christmas time—a wreath, a bow, a star, etc. We gently pass around each piece as the story is told and the last person places the item back in the bag.

This is the final Christmas Story, Scripture and Song blog post. I will be putting this tradition on my website (www.completelee.com) under the "Family Life" section as I work towards significantly upgrading my site. This way, next year you can refer to this Christmas tradition all in one place and don't have to wait for my daily postings. (Sorry I was a little slow on a couple of days!)

If you enjoyed this tradition, stick around because you may enjoy my new series that will start in January. What is it? "Enhance Your Life in Five Minutes!" Through this series, I will give you an idea a day for 20 days in January of things you can do that will enrich your life but take very little time. Why 20 days? What kinds of things? Will there be any sort of accountability on my part? Will it be fun? Well, you'll just have to keep reading my blog so you don't miss the answers to those and other burning questions! :)

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Wishing you all a wonderful, magical, beautiful, glorious, merry, loving, Christ-filled Christmas day!

--Marika

4 comments:

Rhetro Zenberg said...

Thanks! We had a wonderful Christmas Adam yesterday, and are celebrating Christmas Eve today.

The Christmas countdown is a good idea.

I find Mosiah's description of Messiah interesting because he is likened to Adam who is said to have been formed from clay... like a golem.

Are there other references of the messiah being associated with clay in your scripture?

Merry Christmas Mormon People

CompleteLee Blogger said...

Thanks for your comment. I'm not sure how many references to clay and the Messiah there are in scripture form. I've never really thought about it.

Try searching the word "clay" and "Messiah" at scriptures.lds.org. There it will bring up every scripture reference to those words.

I believe there are several scriptures in different books that refer to the fact that we are all made of the dust of the earth and to such our bodies will return. And, what is clay if not dust of the earth?

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Sweet! Hope you have a blessed and very Merry Christmas! ♥ Hugs :) Shauna

Grammy Staffy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a nice comment. I wish that I had read all of your Christmas family home eve. blogs. What good info. We could have done this one last night with our grandchildren. We spent the night at our daughter Mindy's home and had a lovely time with them.

I can't wait to read your 20 days in Jan. posts.

Happy New Years