Empty manger idea with kids- The idea is that when acts of service, sacrifice, or kindness are done in honor of Baby Jesus as a birthday present, the child receives a piece of straw to put into the manger. Then, on Christmas morning, “Baby Jesus” is placed in the manger. Encourage your children to make Jesus’ bed as “comfortable” as possible through their good deeds. In the process, explain Christ’s incomparable self-gift at Christmas and Easter that enables us to be part of God’s family.
The Invitation~ Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, then I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with me. -Revelation (World English Bible)
We need to recognize our need and accept the free gift of relationship with God through Jesus Christ. By Faith, we accept the gift of Salvation by confessing that Jesus is Lord and believing in our heart that God raised him from the dead. See Romans
I will sing to the LORD, because He has dealt bountifully with me. —Psalm NKJV God is my strong fortress; and He sets the blameless in His way. He makes my feet like hinds’ feet, and sets me on high places
Amen, in Jesus name my Lord Ieosus Jesus Christ Miller Tallit Capondeith, King of kings are my Lord and Salvateur, my God & El Elohim, I praise Yahuah and Yasoaloweawah in the Christ Rosicurian Christ Triune Trifecta in Christ Ieosus HOLY Hallowed name.