Todays Verse: 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 Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. Luke 2:8-10
Todays Goal: Get your family together and sit around, or near the tree and read the Christmas Story in Luke 2 to remember the reason we have Christmas. I know some of you may do this on Christmas Eve, or on Christmas, but Jesus came to earth for us, He came that we could have life. Everything about Christmas has to do with Christ and remembering Him and reading His story more than once during the season would make Him smile!!! It would be great if we took the time once or even twice a week to read His story during this season. After all, as I keep saying, Jesus IS the reason for the season. So take a little time to read His story over again!
Todays Cookie Recipe:
1 cup flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup quick oats
Mix flour, baking powder, soda and salt, set aside.
Beat shortening and sugar until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Blend in flour mixture. Stir in the rolled oats. Chill.
Shape dough into balls about 1″ around. Place 2″ apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350*F 10-15 minutes
Remove from cookie sheet while warm.
Something Special to do: Plan a birthday party!!!! Everyone loves birthday parties, so why not plan a birthday party for Jesus. Make a cake to Jesus, a Happy Birthday Cake!!! Invite your family, friends, and others to fellowship with you in celebrating Jesus’ birthday! It is a good way to share about Jesus and the real meaning of Christmas. We do this in our church after the Sunday School Christmas program. I know a friend who does this with their kids and grandkids, they even put candles on the cake a light them, blow them out and thank Jesus for coming to earth as a baby in Bethlehem. Have you ever had a birthday party for Jesus? or any ideas like that, please do share!!!!