Unto Us A Child Is Born
“And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty
God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
One blindfold for each pair of children in your class, a marker and
one sheet of butcher paper for each pair large enough for both
children to draw on together.
Several scrap pieces of paper approximately 2”x 2” and a marker.
A straw for each child, string (approximately 12” for each child,
scissors, light weight tissue or paper, glitter and glue.
Have your class form pairs. You will need one blindfold for each
pair of children, a marker and one sheet of butcher paper for each
pair large enough for both children to draw on together. Have the
partners choose which person will be the blindfolded person.
Next give each child a marker. Have the pairs next to each other
and tell them, “When I say, ‘go’ you will have three minutes to draw
your best picture of baby Jesus in the manger.” Say, “go” and allow
for 3 minutes.
At the end of three minutes say, “stop.” Have the blindfolded
children take off their blindfolds to see their pictures. The
pictures drawn by those children without the blindfold should be
noticeably better. Use this activity to introduce today’s lesson.
The nation of Israel is in a state of great darkness. But Isaiah gives
them a message of great hope. That the Messiah would come,
Jesus, and He would take them out of darkness and show them
light. Before we came to know Jesus we were in spiritual darkness.
Like our pictures that we drew while blindfolded our lives will be a
disaster apart from Jesus’ glorious light. When we receive the light
of the gospel of Jesus, the blindfold is removed and the Lord can
then make something very beautiful out of our lives.
We live in a world that is not very peaceful. It is filled with
uncertainty and sadness. It seems like troubles and sorrows in this
world never end. Apart from God, life can be nothing more than a