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This is the second Christmas devotion of twenty-five Christmas countdown on-the-go, active,
object lesson devotions with Bible verses to help us keep our focus on the true
reason for the season! Each day
snap a photo of each item for a visual and use as a photo challenge on Social
Media, or with your family, small group, friends or just for yourself. It’s a fun way to enjoy the presence of
Christ each and every day as we look towards celebrating His birthday!
The photo for today's Christmas devotion is almost limitless of options. Take a photo of something God created that causes you to think about Him. It's even better if you choose something you will see often throughout your day or just carry the photo with you on your phone!
I chose to use a photo of clouds for God's creation. Clouds are probably one of my favorite things to photograph because they cause me to think of the majesty of God...and they are just so beautiful ... and they are everywhere!
Today keep your eyes open for all the creations of God all around you! Be creative in what you take a photo of because God has certainly been creative! Notice the colors, the uniqueness of individuals, the sounds His creation makes, etc. Don’t limit yourself because God sure didn’t limit Himself. Be reminded of all the things He created for us to enjoy, for us to praise Him for, to reveal Himself through.
This Bible verse says everything was created by Him, through Him and for Him, and each of His creations bear His fingerprint. Look for His identifying marks.
Look to the heavens – see the clouds, the birds, the stars, the sun, the moon, etc. He is there.
Look to the earth – the flowers, water, animals, people. He is here. He reveals Himself in so many ways if we will but look for Him.
you look at all His creations, be reminded that you are His creation too. He created you unique and special, and
He loves you just the way you are!
You see…this verse speaks of Jesus. We may be about to celebrate His earthly entrance, but He
has always existed as God, with God the Father. He became “Immanuel”, God with us, but He has always been
God even at creation! Let’s be in
awe of Him this season for all He is and give Him our truest Christmas devotion!
Play a game of I SPY beginning with "I spy something God created that
is _________." Take time to talk about how creative God was in making
so many things so many different colors, sizes, textures, etc.
This can be done inside or outside depending on your setting. Challenge everyone to find something God made that is a certain color or texture or unique in what it does.
Examples: Locate something God made that -is smooth, cold, green, you can smell, can walk, is above your head, can be eaten, can be petted, you can stand on, etc.
Play 5 Things
Call out a topic and have each person jot down 5 things God created that fit into the category.
Take time to discuss how creative God is and we can learn something about Him through what He has made.
Playdough or clay Challenge
Give each person a ball of playdough or clay. Call out an item for everyone to make within a one minute time limit. Discuss how different & unique each one is and how God did not make us clones, but made us unique also. Discuss how amazing it is that God created so much in just a little time, and He created it all out of NOTHING! Only God could do that!
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