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presents "See and Do" Series 1
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under a special agreement with
Ken and Amy watched a long line of ants crawling across the sidewalk to an old piece of cake lying on the street.
was amazed and said, "Those are really busy!"
"Yes," said . " are always busy."
Suddenly they heard a truck. and watched as the driver got out and began to turn on the water hydrant at the corner.
They knew that soon water would rush down the street, taking everything with it.
screamed, "Ken, all the will be drowned! How can we help them?" She cried out to the , "Get out of the way or you will be drowned!"
But the stream of water came rushing down, and the drowned. began to cry. was sad. He put his hand on Amy's shoulder and said, "They did not understand what you said, Amy."
They ran to Mother and told her how the drowned. "I tried to tell them, but they would not listen," cried .
explained why they did not listen. "Amy, you are a person—a human being. are different from people. They could not understand what you were saying. The only way they could understand you is for you to become an . Would you like to be an ?"
"No," said . "But I wish I could have told the what to do."
thought for a moment and then said, "I want to explain something to you. Christmas is coming soon and people will be busy buying presents . It is sad that many are so busy thinking about the that they forget or do not know the real meaning of Christmas."
"What is the real meaning of Christmas?" asked .
explained, ", our heavenly Father, looked down from Heaven and saw that were sinning by doing many wrong things.
"But loved all the so much that He wanted to save them from the punishment that would come if they died with dark, sinful hearts .
"How could understand ? There was only ONE way! had to become a human being, a person, just like us. Then could understand Him when He spoke to them."
spoke up. "If I could have become an , I could have told the to get out of the way so that they would not have drowned."
agreed. "And loved every person so much that He let His Son, the Lord Jesus , become a person like us so that He could be our Savior. " is the Son of , and He lived in Heaven with the Father and with the Holy Spirit long, long before the world was made. But He came into the world as a tiny baby .
"Mary was His mother. Before the was born, an angel came to and told her that soon she would have a son. He would be the Son of , and His name would be JESUS. The name "Jesus" means Savior. gave His Son to us to be our Savior. died on the cross so we could be forgiven of all our sins.
"When was born, an came to some shepherds in the field and said, 'I bring you great joy…for unto you is born this day…a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.'
"As grew up, He never sinned. He never disobeyed His parents or did anything wrong because He was the Son of . He came into the world to die for our sins so we could be saved by believing in Him.
"The Bible says in John 3:16, 'For so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.' If we believe in we will have life that lasts forever in Heaven."
asked, "Now do you understand the real meaning of Christmas?"
"Yes," answered . "It means that is God's Christmas Gift to us."
added, " is the best Gift we could ever have!"
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