Monday, December 2, 2013

advent reading day 2

advent reading day 2

scripture reading: the terrible lie, genesis 3, JSBB pgs 28-37*

symbol: a fruit tree, representing adam's and eve's choice not to trust God and to eat from the forbidden tree

Before they left the garden, God whispered a promise to Adam and Eve: "It will not always be so! I will come to rescue you! And when I do, I'm going to do battle against the snake. I'll get rid of the sin and the dark and the sadness you let in here. I'm coming back for you!

*we are using the jesus storybook bible by sally lloyd jones for our kid-friendly readings.

so how do we do our advent readings?  well, we adjust it a bit each year as the boys get older, but we always do our reading following dinner.  we all pile on the couch under a comfy blanket and soak in the words of the reading for that night.  this year, burrito and noodle will take turns reading the story aloud and then hanging an ornament on our advent tree. next year we can have burrito and noodle read and salsa hang the ornaments (can't wait!).

this year we have a pair of trees we are designating for our advent ornaments.

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