“For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on his shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
Read Isaiah 9 and Luke 2 to your family.
For the entire semester, we have learned about the many ways that God works in His people’s lives. God worked through the family of Abraham to bring Jesus into the world. In Isaiah 9, we read a prophecy of Jesus’ birth. A prophecy is a prediction of what is going to happen, it’s kind of like seeing into the future. Hundreds of years before Jesus was born, a prophet named Isaiah knew that Jesus would be born. Then in Luke 2, this prophecy was fulfilled, and Jesus was born!
God sent Jesus to the Earth, in order to save us from our sin. What does that mean?
We know that sin is when we disobey God. God wants us to live in obedience to him for our own good. Sin entered the world after Adam and Eve were created. Eve was tricked by the serpent and ate the fruit from the tree that God commanded them not to eat from. Then, Adam ate the same fruit from the forbidden tree. God then promised that He would send someone from Adam and Eve’s family to save us from the sin that separates us from God. It almost seemed like this savior would never come. But, we know that God is faithful, so when He made the promise, He kept it. Even though He did not immediately send a Savior, He kept his promise, and his timing was perfect. Jesus was born, at the timing of God’s perfect will, so that there could be peace between sinners and God. Without Jesus, we would be separated from God. Jesus is who saves us from the death that we deserve for our sins. Jesus was sent to save you and me from our awful sin.
Imagine waiting a long time for a promise to become true. There would be times when you feel like the promise won’t ever be fulfilled, and it feels like you might as well give up. In all the passages we have read so far, there have been many times when the situation seemed hopeless: Abraham and Sarah couldn’t have kids, Jacob stole his brother’s blessing, Joseph’s brothers wanted to kill him. But we know that God is faithful, and that He always does what He says He will. God will always do what He promised, even if to us it looks impossible. This is because, referring back to our big picture question, God can do all things according to His character.
Lead your family in a prayer that thanks Jesus for coming to the Earth and saving us from our sin.
Help your children memorize the Big Picture question and Passage from Super Sunday:
Is there anything God cannot do? God can do all things according to His character.
“I have been the Lord your God ever since the land of Egypt; you know no God but Me, and no Savior exists besides Me.” Hosea 13:4