Wooden Clothespin Nativity

2 Timothy 3:14-15

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

Thought for the Day:  The Bible gives us instruction for how to live life faithfully

Memories flooded back to me this morning as I read the scripture for the day in a devotional book I use each day. I remembered a Sunday School class when I was in first or second grade where we used wooden clothes pins, fabric, and glue to make the different characters from the nativity. The teacher helped us with our creations and had a backdrop of blue felt where she had glued stars to make the night sky. Then our characters acted out the story of the night Jesus was born. As I reflect back over that lesson, I realize that it was during that Sunday School lesson that I probably truly learned the story of the nativity and how special Baby Jesus really was. I can actually still see those characters we made, the backdrop with stars, and mostly the story being told in my memory today.

As parents, it is difficult to shuffle life to make sure our children experience the Bible in special ways where they can learn of God’s love and learn what God wants of us. The more time we can give our children in Bible Study and activities, the more they will get God’s instructions for life. From the coloring sheets and simple projects that teach Bible Lessons to the more involved Bible studies of youth, our children are learning instructions for life in our life guide, the Bible.

Prayer:   God, thank you for the special Sunday School teachers and leaders who have shared the Bible with us in special ways. Help us lead our children in Bible Training where they can know Your instructions for their lives. Amen.



2 thoughts on “Wooden Clothespin Nativity

  1. Bible stories came alive for me with felt figures in Sunday School. The baby Jesus came out of the manager of my Grandmother Rachel’s nativity set. She would let me play for hours.


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