Wednesday of the third week of Advent
Come, Lord, Jesus. Come into my life. I trust you don’t mind if it is still messy. I believe you love me, because I need your love. I don’t fear you can’t find the way to my heart. Come and fill me with peace and the love only you can give.
SOURCE: Creighton University Online Ministries
Go outside as the stars come out after twilight. Look at the stars and read the text from “Creator of the Stars of Night.” Then talk about what it means to each of you. If possible, have some star-shaped cookies and hot chocolate.
Creator of the Stars of the Night
Creator of the stars of night,
Your people’s everlasting light,
O Christ, Redeemer of us all,
We pray You, hear us when we call.
To thee the travail deep was known
That made the whole creation groan
Till thou, Redeemer, shouldest free
Thine own in glorious liberty.
When this old world drew on toward night.
You came, but not in splendor bright.
Not as a monarch, but the child
Of Mary, blameless mother mild.
At Your great name, O Jesus, now
All knees must bend, all hearts must bow;
All things on earth with one accord.
Like those in heaven, shall call You Lord.
Come in thy holy might, we pray;
Redeemer us for eternal day
From ev’ry pow’r of darkness, when
Thou judgest all the sons of men.
To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, Three in One,
Praise, honor, might, and glory be
From age to age eternally.
Download and print your Advent placemat (11×17). Children (and adults!) can color the placemat and discuss the meaning of Advent.
The disciples of John the Baptist asked Jesus, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” Jesus replies, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard.” Jesus doesn’t admit to doing these things. He instead is humble and self-effacing. Let’s let Jesus be our model. To be humble and not brag.