Read Matthew 2:9 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: Do you know the names of the people who live 4 miles from your house?
Parent Note: Unless we live in a very small town, it is unlikely that we know the names of all the people who live 4 miles from us. Many of us may not even know the names of the people who live on the same street as we do. So, when the wise men came to Jerusalem and asked where they could find this baby, no one knew who they were talking about! But this was no ordinary baby—this was the Savior! How could no one know who they were talking about?! They were surprised and maybe even a little bit shocked that no one knew.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear Lord, thank You for the birth of Jesus.
I know that You sent him to us because You wanted the whole world to be saved.
Please help me remember that Christmas is all about Your Son.
In Jesus’s name I pray, amen.