My daughter plans to present the “Christmas Story in Candy” when we have my brother-in-law’s family over for a Christmas get-together this weekend.
She will put each kind of candy (enough for everyone to have a piece) in a festive Christmas bag along with the corresponding Bible verse. She will ask each person to read one of the verses and pass out the candy for that verse. I think it will be a really neat way to start our gift-opening time.
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Jesus is the Reason for the Season
Luke 1: 30-33. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
To represent the journey of Joseph and Mary
Luke 2:4-5. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
To represent Baby Jesus
Luke 2:6-7. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
To represent the shepherds
Luke 2:8-9. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lore shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
To represent joy
Luke 2:10-12. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
To represent peace
Luke 2:13-14. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
To represent the wise men
Matthew 2:1-2. Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
To represent the Christmas star
Matthew 2:9-10. Lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
To represent the gifts of the wise men
Matthew 2:11. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
Jesus saves and offers everlasting life.
John 3:16. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
*We couldn’t find Rocky Road bars locally, so Laura used this easy recipe to make her own. She put them in cupcake papers and then wrapped them with plastic wrap.Hope you’re having a wonderful Christmas season!