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Christmas Devotion  #2

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! 

Dec. 2nd - God's Creation - colossians 1:16

"For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him."

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. 
  • Look for visible creations we so often overlook or take for granted such as colors, light, human body, fingerprints, metamorphosis, microscopic creations, unique variations, etc.
  • Think about all His invisible creations - love, peace, joy, imagination, memory, air, smell, taste, sounds, etc.

Today as 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! 

Take time to read Psalm 139.  God knows you completely.  He sees you!  You are fearfully and wonderfully made!

Now go back and read Colossians 1:16 again.  The "He" it speaks of is Jesus. 

We may be about to celebrate His earthly entrance, but He has always existed as God, with God the Father. 

He became “Emmanuel”, 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!

"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."

-Genesis 1:1

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things came into being by Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being."

- John 1:1-3

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Christmas Devotion - Teaching Activities

I spy

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.

Scavenger Hunt

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.


  • 5 things that are green
  • 5 things that can fly
  • 5 things that grow
  • 5 things that begin with the letter "S"
  • 5 things that you can eat

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!

Christmas devotion #3 - the letter 'J'

All 25 Christmas Devotions

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