December 17th & 18th Parent Note for Remix/Revolution

Hi Remix, Revolution & SPIN Parents!

In Luke 2:1-7, we read Luke’s account of Jesus’ birth. Jesus was God’s Son, yet God chose to have Him born in a place where they kept the animals. It was dirty and smelly, but that didn’t matter. Mary and Joseph were thrilled because they had a Son, Jesus. And Jesus was the fulfillment of God’s promise to rescue the world.

Bottom Line: I can have joy because God sent His Son. Christmas lights and presents are fun and can bring joy during the Christmas season. But none of that compares to the joy we experience when we believe that Jesus is God’s Son.

In Philippians 4:4, we read, “Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again – rejoice!” (NLT). As kids memorize this verse, we hope they remember that their joy is not tied to their circumstances. Instead, we find joy when we realize that we belong to God. When we trust God no matter what, we can find joy knowing that whatever happens He is in control.

Make sure you check out our weekly devotional with your child and the parent cue to go more in depth with your child about God’s Word. Check out our new website, www.nhckidstime.com. Check out this quick video that shows you all about the new site. One of our goals in Kids’ Time is to partner with parents in raising kids to know God and trust them as their Savior. Please contact me if you would like to go over any other these resources.

Much love, Courtney

Courtney Straightiff Coordinator of Elementary Ministry New Hope Church Courtney.Straightiff@newhope.org

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