Read Matthew 2:9 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: Have you ever seen a shooting star or meteor shower?
Parent Note: Most of the time, shooting stars are visible for only a couple of seconds. Meteor showers give us an opportunity to see more of these sights, but they are still very short lived. On the night that Jesus was born, a star rose and shined so brightly that people near and far took notice. The star didn’t flash across the sky and then vanish—this star hung in the sky producing an amazing light for quite a long time. This was no normal occurrence—this was a sign.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear Lord, thank You for leading us to Jesus.
I know that You want all people to find Him.
Please help me to seek Him with my whole heart.
In Jesus’s name I pray, amen.