We arrive at the third week in Advent and we hear the story of the three Wise Men.
We found our third clue: gifts. The wise men brought gifts to the Rescuer, which reminds us the Rescuer is here for the Powerful too.
First we talked about gifts. They received a gift of a Hershey's kiss (and doughnuts too-- sorry about the sugar high!). I asked them, are you going to give a gift this year, and will it be something special? When we give gifts, we want it to be something special. Maybe a picture you made, or a hug and kiss, or helping your mom.
We heard about the gifts of the wise men-- they are very powerful, lived in a palace with a king. They are different from our meek shepherds-- but the Rescuer is coming for them too. They studied the stars and look for ways God moves them, when something special happens: a royal star appears and they go looking for the king. God brings them to the Rescuer following the star, and they give the Rescuer their special gifts.
For our craft, we made pictures of Christmas gifts with coupons for family members on the back side. The ornament craft didn't really happen, sorry!