10 January

Baby Days

Hi there everyone, how are you today? What do you think about this latest lockdown? It’s hard having to stay at home again and not be able to see your friends. When you are not doing school work have you any plans to do something different at home that you don’t usually have time to do? I’ve decided that I’m going to sort all my old photographs out, put them in an album and write about who the pictures are of and when they were taken. As I started I found a book called “Baby Days”, it’s a book I was given when my daughter arrived so I could keep a note of who came to see her, what presents she was given, how heavy she was when she was born, when she got her first tooth and other things like that. There is also an invitation like the one we sent to people inviting them to her Baptism. Have your parents got a book like that about you?

I started wondering about Jesus as a baby and what Mary would have put in a book about Jesus if she’d had one. What would she have said about His first visitors, the strange things they said and the different presents they brought. Gold, frankincense and myrrh are not the usual baby presents! The Bible tells us she “pondered these things in her heart”. What about what happened when Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the Temple when he was 8 days old. Again strange things were said by Simeon and Anna, both old people who had been waiting to see Jesus for a long time. Watch what happened

Things to do:

Could you start making a baby book for Jesus? A template is attached that you could draw or write in.

Who were His first visitors?

What did they bring?

Why did they come to see Him?

What happened when His parents took Jesus to the Temple?

Read the story as told by Luke in Chapter 2.

We will add to Jesus’ Baby book over the next few weeks.