|What is Christmas by Michelle Medlock Adams|
Our activity for the day is a Christmas symbols box. I purchased a small metal box at Hobby Lobby and placed Christmas items inside.
Candy Cane: Represents the crook or staff of the shepherds who came and marveled at the baby Jesus. Christ is called the Good Shepherd. (Luke 2:8-9; John 10:11)
Angel: Angels announced Christ's birth to the Shepherds. (Luke 2: 10-11)
Gift: Wise Men brought gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh to Jesus. Christ is God's greatest gift to the world. (Matthew 2:11; John 3:16)
Bell: Lost sheep are found by the ringing of a bell. It signifies guidance and return and that we are all precious in the eyes of our Heavenly Father
Tree: The tree of life whose branches are always green and pointed heavenward. (John 3:16)
Wreath: Heavenly Father's love for us is eternal. (Romans 8:35)
Star: The Star of Bethlehem guided the wise men to Jesus and was a sign of his birth.(Matthew 2:9-10)
Candle: Jesus Christ is the light of the world. (Mosiah 16: 9)
I will talk about the objects symbolism and meaning as we look through the box. It is something my family can use for many Christmases to come. I am looking forward to beginning the month of December by focusing on the true meaning and spirit of Christmas.