This month we are learning about God, God’s Jesus and His earthly family.
The next person in Jesus’ family tree is Noah.
For our complete lesson on Noah see here. (this story below will be a more abbreviated version)
After Adam and Eve had sinned, they had to be apart from God. Well everybody after them sinned too. And finally God was so sad with everyone disobeying Him that He said everyone and everything would be washed away in a big storm…everyone EXCEPT a man named Noah and his family (because they tried to love and obey God.) (Gen 6:9-22, 7:17-24, 8) They were also to save a mommy and a daddy of every kind of animal.
God spoke to Noah and told him to build a boat, called an ark. Noah and his family and the animals would all be on the boat during the big storm. Noah obeyed God and trusted Him. And God was faithful (that means He kept His promise) and the rain came down for 40 days and 40 nights. And everyone and everything was washed away. After the flood, God promised to never again destroy the earth with water and as a sign of His promise, He put a (do you remember?) a rainbow in the sky! God kept His promise to destroy everything and His promise to save Noah, his family and the animals on the ark. God is always faithful to keep His promises to us. (Deuteronomy 7:9, Psalm 36:5)
Now when we think about the story of when Jesus was born, we can think again about God’s faithfulness. (Luke 1) After God put a baby (baby Jesus) in Mary’s tummy an angel came and spoke to her. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. God is very happy with you, Mary, and He has chosen you to be baby Jesus’ mommy!”
Mary was surprised and confused, but she said, “Ok. I am God’s servant. I believe. Let it be so.” Mary knew she could trust God.
Bible story: Noah
Attribute of God: Faithfulness
Jesus’ birth story: Mary accepts God’s gift
For the 1st side of our ornament today we made a rainbow and filled it in with tissue paper.
Our text reads: Noah obeyed God. God is faithful. Gen 6:9-22, 7:17-24, 8
Deut 7:9, Psalm 36:5
The other side of our ornament is a purple circle with a cut out of Mary bowing and then we gave her a face.
Our text reads: Mary obeys God with a happy heart. Luke 1
Then again, we taped a string on one half and then glued them together to make our ornament.
(Our ornaments on our “family Christmas tree”…on the left is the Bible story side and on the right is all the Jesus’ birth story sides).
Thanks for joining us. Love to you all!
2018 update: This year we changed the Mary form to a glittery heart and we opted for do-a-dots instead of tissue paper for the rainbow.