There are so many things in nature that teach us to know God, and his character.
Things as simple and common place as stars, colors and trees.
And each of these can be a lesson to teach our children to also know God, if we'll just take an extra minute or two to share it with them.
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The God of Christmas Has Time
God is the creator of time. He existed before it. He controls it, and he uses it to show us his power and care.
Think about this for a second: On the morning of December 12th, 2019 and 12:12 am ET the day before Friday the 13th the moon became “full”. The “new” moon is to reset 13 days later on December 26, 2019, at 12:13 am ET. Now you can't tell me that God, who set all of this in motion thousands of years ago and timed things just this way doesn't care about time or details?
Taking time to point out these details to your kids, teaching them the wonder and awe of God's creation. The video below is a song I learned as a kid and taught to my children that talks about God's excellence and greatness.
Our Creator God Gives Good Gifts
“Be good, so you can get …” This particular teaching is rampant during the Christmas holidays and goes completely against Scripture. But this is the perfect time to correct it in the thinking and beliefs of our children.
Look at the squirrels. Are they well-behaved or bad? No one is judging their character, and yet God provides food (good gifts) for them in summer and winter. Look at the birds. Are they well-behaved or bad? The kindest bird in the animal kingdom is said to be the Fairy-Wren. And the meanest bird is supposedly the Blue Jay. And yet our Good God provides for them in all seasons, just as he provides for us in all seasons. Sometimes through nature, and sometimes through gifts of other kind-hearted humans. (have you made a winter bird feeder yet?)
The God of Christmas has so many other amazing attributes.
- He forgives
- He loves unconditionally
- He is light
- He is all-powerful
- He is never surprised
I hope you'll head on over to Life of a Homeschool Mom blog today where I am sharing even more ways to teach your kids about God with quick object lessons during the holidays.
Resources for Teaching Children about God:
- Melk, the Christmas Monkey – Christian alternative to Elf on the Shelf by Katie Hornor
- The Omni-God: Knowing Who God is and What That Means for Me, Vol. 1 by Katie Hornor
- The Omni-God: Knowing Who God is and What That Means for Me, Vol. 2 by Katie Hornor
- Walk This Way: Ethics and Sanctification Lessons for Kids by Anne Marie Gosnell
- What God is Doing: Old Testament Object Lessons for Kids by Anne Marie Gosnell
- Parenting the QBQ Way: How to be an Outstanding Parent and Raise Great Kids Using the Power fo Personal Accountability by John G. Miller
Other Object Lesson Blog Posts:
- 3 Quick Holiday Lessons to Teach Who God is
- 10 Ways to Build Character in Kids
- Advent Object Lesson
- St. Patrick’s Day Object Lessons
- Colors of the Rainbow Lessons