Sunday mornings are like game day for children’s ministry. Just like any good coach, gather your team of volunteers for a pre-game pep talk. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion to kick the morning off:
Take a deep breath. Put aside the lists of “to dos”, pause your brain in the midst of all the chaos that this season brings and just stop for a minute. Now that I have your attention, can I ask you something? What does Christmas mean to you? Christmas is more than the busy, harried, stress we induce ourselves. Christmas is about a stable, a silent night, a baby born to save the world. Look, we know you get that. You wouldn’t be serving otherwise. But for the next few seconds, give yourself a break and just say, “thank you” to your heavenly Father for sending His only son, for you. And ask him to help you communicate this AMAZING truth to your kids this week. God GAVE us Jesus. Thanks be to God.