Today, we’re going to skip right past Jesus' birth to read a story about something that happened when he was still a baby. But first, let’s talk about Santa. (Nope, that's not a typo.) Some of you might have gone somewhere to meet Santa or written him a letter. And what do you tell him? What you want for Christmas, right? Think for a second about what you really want this Christmas.
We all know what it’s like to want something. And guess what? There were a lot of people who couldn’t wait to see Jesus. They wanted to meet him so badly! Their names were Simeon and Anna. Let’s take a minute to read their story in Luke 2:25-40. As you listen, think about what it’s like to get something you desperately want.
After you read, talk about it!
- What did Simeon do when he met Jesus? What about Anna?
- Why did they want to meet Jesus so much?
- What’s one good thing you want—something that’s not just good for you but helps everyone?
For a bonus, think about your friends and family members. Does anybody want (or need) something important? See if you can come up with one very special gift to GIVE this Christmas.
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