Once again I was rapped over the knuckles for not blogging enough and so I thought I had better get a move on...and so here is another quick catch up post for those of you who have wondered what we have been up to. These pics are not extensive, but simply cover the events that I had captured on camera, and sorry to say, but there really isn't much here at all...I haven't even taken a picture this whole year!!
Anyway, I'll start off with this get youth get together at Jacque, Claire and Douglas's home (a new family in our church). Why were we invited you might ask, we simply because we're cool :-)
We did our first official 'Jesse' tree, which we have renamed the 'Redeemer Tree' or 'Tree of Life'. Even though it was a bit of a last minute thing, we enjoyed making the little symbol ornaments from 'Bendaroos' which by the way are really cool, and also going through all the Scripture verses in our family worship times. It's just so wonderful to focus on Christ throughout the Bible at this time and to show the children the unity of God's Word.
The ram, symbolizing Jesus, through the story of Abraham and Isaac, when God provided the ram in Isaac's place - just as Christ was sacrificed in our place and took God's wrath in our place.
Then of course the rainbow, focusing on the flood, where only eight people were saved in the ark - also symbolising Jesus. Whoever is in Jesus will be saved, and then the rainbow pointing us to God's faithfulnes in keeping His promises and also pointing us to a time when God's judgement will fall upon this world again, this time with fire...