Christmas Salt Dough Ornaments and Devotional – In this homeschool series, we’re remembering the Real Meaning of Christmas with devotionals and simple craft ideas the kids can use as gifts.
Christmas Salt Dough Ornaments and Devotional
That is basically how A Christmas Adventure book came about! We love our adventures and consider kitchen time, craft time, and travel time . . . all part of our grand adventure.
Inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas, there is a simple devotional each day, with an easy Christmas craft to go with it. Some of the crafts are such that your children will be proud to give them as gifts.
Today I’m sharing a portion of the book with you.
Matthew 2:2 “Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.”
In Matthew, Jesus is identified as a king, yet his arrival on earth was not met with as much fanfare or comforts that most of us are born with – much less what is expected of a KING! Chapter 2 goes on to tell us about another king, one who was surrounded by much wealth and luxury.
King Herod though, was not a good and gentle ruler. Herod was dishonest with the wise men and tried to trick them into telling him where King Jesus was. Herod was jealous and did not want another king.
In contrast, as we read about Jesus all throughout the bible – He is described as a loving and gentle shepherd who guides his flock and watches over them. Other descriptions of his life on earth include humble and hard working. He was a carpenter who hung out with fishermen.
Herod and Jesus are described as two kings, who are complete opposites. Herod took the lives of others for his own gain, and Jesus like a shepherd, lived and died to save his people. The wise men saw straight through King Herod’s tricks and did not tell him how to find the Savior.
They continued on their journey, following the star in the East. When they arrived, they fell on their knees and worshipped the true King of Kings! The kingdom of Herod is like the world today – where the focus is on self. The me, me, me, and gimme’ gimme’ attitude that comes along with a culture that is not Christ-centered.
Like the wise men, we need to seek Jesus. We need to keep our focus on Him and worship him daily.
Christmas Salt Dough Ornaments
You can also choose to use a sugar dough to create a more temporary version of this craft! Although, they surely don’t last long around my house. The point is to discuss the devotional as you spend time on the craft together.
Talk about what the stars symbolizes and why it matters to us today. God is faithful to those who follow Him. He guides us through life, just as He guided the shepherds and the wise men so long ago.
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