this craft was short and sweet and i think that disappointed ella. LOL there’s nothing much to say about this one except that i wish i had figured out something a little more clever and more engaging.
Sometimes even good people have prayers that are not answered. Zechariah and Elizabeth honored God, and God loved them, but they did not have a child. One day while Zechariah was working in the temple, an angel brought him a message from God, saying that he and Elizabeth were going to have a very special son and his name was going to be John.
Zechariah wasn't sure he believed the angel, and so God took away Zechariah's voice as a sign of God's power. Imagine if you had seen an angel who had told you wonderful, happy news, and you weren't able to tell anyone what had happened! Zechariah was sad to have lost his voice, but he was happy to know that he would have a son chosen by God to do important work.
Read Luke 1: 5-23; 57-64
Gently tear a rectangle from a piece of black paper. Using chalk, write these words on the torn square:
His name is John
This square of paper represents the stone tablets that people used in Zechariah's time.
Hang your ornament on your Jesse Tree as a reminder that we can trust God to make good things happen in our lives.
here are a few pictures of how we made this ornament: