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The word Advent means “coming.” During Advent, we remember Jesus’ first coming and prepare our hearts for Him to return someday. Throughout the Bible, we see the unfolding of God’s big picture plan to bring a Rescuer–Jesus–and in today’s passage we learn about the birth of John the Baptist, sent to prepare the way for Jesus, the Rescuer.


Draw a picture of your favorite part of this story. Hang it up where you can see it, so that when you look at it, you will be reminded to prepare you heart for Jesus. Make charade cards from scenes or keywords from this story. Play charades as a family! To access our extended family devotional click the following link: