Key Passage: Luke 2:10-11 But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David.”
Big Picture Question: Why did the wise men visit Jesus? The wise men came to worship Jesus.
Christ Connection: The wise men came to worship Jesus as King. Jesus is the King who will rule forever, as God promised to King David in 2 Samuel 7. Jesus is the true King who is worthy of all our worship.
This week your kids heard a story from the Bible about wise men who travelled from a distant land in order to find the King who had been born. Have you ever found it interesting that God revealed to the wise men—pagan priests and astrologers—that the Savior had been born? Jesus was King, but not in the way these men likely thought.
As you have dinner, talk about the wise men and the sign they saw which pointed to Jesus. Talk about signs you see today, and how you can see them pointing to Jesus. Share with your family one thing you remember God showed you as a sign.
The wise men brought gifts to worship Jesus. We too need to give all of our worship to Jesus Christ. God sent Jesus to earth to be the Savior of all people, and He deserves the praise we give Him.
Family Activity: Walk or drive to a family favorite location (ice cream shop, playground, backyard). As you travel review the journey of the wise men. How do you think the wise men felt to finally reach Jesus? Name ways your family can worship Jesus.