An Advent Crib
Waiting and receiving in the home
Feel the peace in…
1st Sunday – crib/a space to wait
WAITING not rushing. Prepare a waiting space. Using a basket, box, or tin – create space to wait for Jesus.
Matthew 24:44 – Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour
2nd Sunday – blanket/a space of love and comfort
LOVE not in fear that everything will get done. Prepare a space for love and comfort. Using a blanket or soft cloth, make your crib a space of love and comfort where you remember that because of Jesus all is well.
Isaiah 35:4 – Say to those who are of a fearful heart, “Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God…He will come and save you.”
3rd Sunday – pillow/a space to be lifted up by joy
JOY not in perfection. Prepare a space for joy. Using a small pillow, make your crib a space to be lifted up out of the lie of perfection into the joy of the forgiveness Jesus brings.
Luke 1:46 – And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.”
4th Sunday – soft toy/a space to hope for something more
HOPE not only in what is seen. Prepare a space for hope. Using a small soft toy, make your crib a space to hope for the gift that is too big to fit under the tree; the gift of God’s love – JESUS.
Psalm 80:7 – Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved.
Christmas Eve – Jesus/time to receive!
RECEIVING Jesus – the only one who can fill your space of waiting, love, joy, and hope.