Matthew 2:13-18 (CEB)
When the magi had departed, an angel from the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, Get up. Take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod will soon search for the child in order to kill him. Joseph got up and, during the night, took the child and his mother to Egypt. He stayed there until Herod died. This fulfilled what the Lord had spoken through the prophet: I have called my son out of Egypt.When Herod knew the magi had fooled him, he grew very angry. He sent soldiers to kill all the male children in Bethlehem and in all the surrounding territory who were two years old and younger, according to the time that he had learned from the magi. This fulfilled the word spoken through Jeremiah the prophet:A voice was heard in Ramah,weeping and much grieving.Rachel weeping for her children,and she did not want to be comforted,because they were no more.
Revelation 3:14-17 (CEB)
These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of Gods creation. I know your works. You are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were either cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, Im about to spit you out of my mouth. After all, you say, Im rich, and Ive grown wealthy, and I dont need a thing. You dont realize that you are miserable, pathetic, poor, blind, and naked.
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Kids' Song: God's Children
Dear God, help us stop clinging to the false promises of the world. Help us give of our time, money, talents, and gifts for you so that by your grace, we can bring hope to this world. Bring your kingdom here. Amen.