Christmas is about Jesus. The miracle of Christmas is when we were given the present of God’s presence. God sent His Son Jesus to be present with us. The angel of the Lord came to Joseph in a dream and reminded him what the prophet Isaiah said about Jesus….that He would be called “Immanuel”, which means “God with us”.
Our desire is for this Seeds Family Box to help your family celebrate and enjoy the true gift of Christmas that the angels proclaimed to the lowly shepherds:“I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people, a Savior has been born to you, He is Christ the Lord.”
We want to worship God this Christmas season because He sent us a Savior to break the power of sin and death in our lives and bring us back into right relationship with God. Jesus is The Good News of the Gospel…and Christmas is the break though moment in the story.
RAIN FOR ROOTS:WAITING SONGS
Waiting Songs is an album centered on Advent from theRain for Roots family. This collection of songs was created to help celebrate Advent. Rain For Roots’ refreshing acoustic music will speak to your hearts as you prepare to focus on Jesus this Christmas season.
The vision for these songs is about making time for waiting. The King is coming and He is already here. So Rain For Roots encourages us through their music to practice listening, quieting ourselves, celebrating, whispering good news, and yelling shouts of joy.
Rain for Roots wants to help us sing to each other and to our children about true things. They hope through these songs, God will call you closer in conversation with Himself while you wait and hope with expectation.
THE SHEPHERD ON THE SEARCH ACTIVITY/STICKER BOOK
We chose this activity/sticker book to be part of the Christmas Family Box because it gives your children an opportunity to engage with the Christmas story. I loved sticker books myself as a child and we believe this book can provide a great way for you to spend time working on a creative project with your children.
Here’s what the creators of The Shepherd On the Searchactivity book shared about this resource: The Shepherd on the Search children’s activity book is perfect for keeping little hands busy and little hearts focused on Jesus during the Christmas season. This 28-page Christmas activity book includes two pages of stickers for extra fun and helps your child find Christ in Christmas. And that is our desire as well: to help your children focus on Christ as your family walks through this season together.
SEEDS OF CHRISTMAS CD
This Seeds Of Christmas CD contains the Christmas story from the books of Matthew and Luke, as well and several prophesies about Jesus from the Old Testament. These verses connect the biblical story of the prophets speaking of Jesus’ coming to the fulfilling of the prophesies in the New Testament.
Along with all the other resources in your Seeds Family Box, we hope this album will help your family celebrate Jesus – the true gift of Christmas. We encourage you to listen to the CD in your home as you go throughout your day, or take it with you on the road throughout the Christmas season. We believe this music will help you get the Christmas Story from God’s Word stored in your hearts. We sent you 2 copies so that you could share one with a friend or neighbor. We encourage you to pray and see whom God would have you share the Good News of Christmas.
JESUS BIRTHDAY CAKE RECIPE WITH CANDLES
I (Jason) lead Children’s Worship at Lighthouse, the home church of Seeds Family Worship. We celebrate the birthdays of children in our children’s ministry every Sunday….and I am reminded week after week that children LOVE to celebrate their birthdays!
This activity will give your children a great picture of Christmas as a celebration of Jesus’ birthday. Once you have baked and decorated the cake, here is how to use it as a time of family devotion as you enjoy it together.
FRAMED SEEDS MEMORY CARD
We framed a Seeds Family Worship Christmas Scripture Memory Card for you to add to the Christmas decorations in your home. We encourage you to talk about this scripture as a family and memorize it together during the holiday season.