Advent: Day 9

Lego Calendar: Airplane
 Activity: Write letters/draw pictures to our compassion child in Ethiopia and to people deployed from church.

The kids really enjoyed this activity, not just the time to color and create but in the discussions we had while working on the letters and pictures. It was a great opportunity to talk about our compassion child and what her Christmas might look like in Ethiopia.  We were able to talk about the people serving in the military and how they are away from their family while protecting our country and our freedom. We also spent time praying for the military and our compassion child.
Bible Verses:  Isaiah 11:1-10
 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
   from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—
   the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
   the Spirit of counsel and of might,
   the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the LORD—
and he will delight in the fear of the LORD.
   He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,
   or decide by what he hears with his ears;
but with righteousness he will judge the needy,
   with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.
He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth;
   with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked. 

Righteousness will be his belt
   and faithfulness the sash around his waist.

The wolf will live with the lamb,
   the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling together;
   and a little child will lead them.
The cow will feed with the bear,
   their young will lie down together,
   and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
The infant will play near the cobra’s den,
   the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest. 

They will neither harm nor destroy 

   on all my holy mountain,
for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the LORD
   as the waters cover the sea.

In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his resting place will be glorious.

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