Read Luke 2:6-7 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: If something terrible and unavoidable were going to happen to you, would you want to know about it?
Parent Note: While it might be nice to know when and where something were to happen, some people might live in fear of that moment. This future event might become the whole focus of that person’s life. This may be why God did not tell Mary and Joseph His plan for baby Jesus. Not telling them about the suffering He would face later in His life made it so they could focus on the blessing He was to their lives.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, thank You for Your perfect plan.
You have told me everything I need to know to trust You.
Help me to put that trust into action.
We ask these things in Jesus' name, Amen.