On Sunday, we talked at length about God's story and it's culmination in the miraculous life and redeeming death of Jesus. We have been reviewing the previous symbols and making some incredible connections between the events in God's story. Please take a moment to ask your children about these images and the stories that accompany them. Also, you are more than welcome to borrow the symbols that we have been using, or I can email you a file with the images so you can print out your own.
Over the last couple of weeks, we discussed the remaining symbols, as described below.
Day 13: Prophecy of the Shoot from the Stump of Jesse (represented by a stump with a fresh root or leaf); John 1:14a
Day 14: Prophecy of the Lion & the Lamb (represented by a lion & a lamb); Isaiah 11:10b
Day 15: Prophecy of the Prince of Peace (represented by a a dove & a crown); John 14:27
Day 16: Prophecy of the Gentle Shepherd (represented by a lamb & a shepherd); John 10:27
Day 17: Prophecy of the Suffering Servant (represented by a cross); John 10:15
Day 18: Prophecy of the New Covenant (represented by a heart) Jeremiah 31:33a
Day 19: Prophecy of Bethlehem (represented by Bethlehem silhouette & star); Philippians 4:13
Day 20: The Exile (represented by a fiery furnace); Jeremiah 1:8
Day 21: The Return to the Land (represented by an ancient wall) Revelation 22:20
Day 22: The Star (represented by a star); Matthew 2:10
Day 23: The Light of the World (represented by a candle or light); John 8:12
Day 24: Angels Proclaiming the Coming of Christ (represented by an angel) Luke 2:14
Day 25: The Birth of Jesus (represented by a nativity scene); John 3:16
Thank you for celebrating Advent with us!