Happy Birthday Jesus!
The Second Week of Advent, we heard the great promise to the Shepherd/King David (2Samuel 7:12),and we baked shepherd staff cookies while waiting for the birth of Jesus.
The Third Week of Advent, we listened to the prophet Isaiah tell us of the people waiting in darkness had seen a great light (Isa. 9:2). We made sugar cookie candle cut-outs and waited for the birthday of the Light of the World, Jesus.
The Fourth Week of Advent, we learned of the star the Chosen People of God were waiting for. It was the Morning Star found in the book of Numbers 24:17. We continued to wait for the promise of that Morning Star while we made Star Sugar Cookies.
Merry Christmas, all season long!
On Christmas Day, our waiting was over. We celebrated the birth of Jesus, the Savior Child of Blessed Mary. We celebrated the fulfillment of God's promise to King David and the birth of the Light of the World. And finally we celebrated the appearance of the true Morning Star promised to the Chosen People of Israel. On Christmas Day, we celebrate all these things and more. Here is our birthday cake to Jesus. Happy Birthday, Jesus! Thank you for becoming God made Man.