Bible Texts:

Matthew 2:1-12

 

Children's Bible Story sources:

"Wise Men,"  DK Children's Illustrated Bible, p.19

"Wise Men," Spark Story Bible, p.218

"The journey of the wise men” and “The wise men visit Jesus,” DK Children's Everyday Bible, p.218-219

"The Bright Star and Three Visitors,” The Beginner's Bible, p. 286

"Wise Men," The Usborne Children's Bible, p. 84

"The Wise Men Give Their Best," The Early Reader’s Bible, p. 299

 

Children's Story Resources

Max and the Tag-Along Moon by Floyd Cooper

As they are about to part, a grandfather comforts his young grandson with the awareness that the moon will always "tag-along" and remind him of his grandfather.

How these stories are connected: On the ride home from his grandfather's, Max is comforted by the presence of the moon tagging along. Similarly, the wise men were both comforted by the presence of a star in the east that reminded them of the birth of the Savior and led them to him.

 

Questions about Max and the Tag-Along Moon:  

     Why did Max's grandfather tell him about the moon?

     What did Max think when he saw the moon tagging along?

     What did he think when he couldn't see it anymore?

     How did the moon help him?

 

Questions about the Bible story:

     How did the wise men know that the baby king had been born?

     Why did they follow the star?

     How did the star help them?

     What did they think about Jesus?

 

Questions about our lives:

     How can the moon remind us of the people who love us?

     How can the stars remind us that God loves us?

 

Prayer

Dear God, thank you for the moon and the stars. Thank you that they remind us of the people who love us and that you love us too. Amen.