Signs of Jesus

Signs of Jesus

Christmas season is officially here. That means we see twinkling lights and hear carols everywhere. It also might mean we slow down to do an Advent together or watch a Christmas movie. If you want to pause—briefly—as a family this Christmas season, check back here. Every few days, we’ll post a few Bible verses to read together and a couple questions to get your family talking. (Sidenote: it gives you a taste of what to expect with God’s Story 365!)

To start, let’s look at a verse that a prophet named Isaiah wrote hundreds of years before Jesus was born. Isaiah 7:14 says, “All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).”

When it says God will give us a sign, it means he’ll make sure that everybody knows that Jesus isn't just any baby; he's God's Son! And guess what? Hundreds of years later, the sign God promises really happens!

Read Matthew 1:18-23 together (heads up: your kids might have a few questions).

Then talk about it:

  • What are some "signs" that the Christmas season has begun?
  • What sign did God give us that Jesus was his son? (You could focus on the dream, if you want. ;)
  • Why did God give us a sign when Jesus was born?