Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cake for Jesus!

I read somewhere that some families have a tradition to bake Jesus a birthday cake during the holiday season to really remember what the season is  about. I thought that was a great idea, however I hardly ever bake cakes just for Kenny and I (we just can't eat that much cake!). I got a free coupon for a cake mix so I thought what the heck. We also did the below devotional all though our cake didn't look anything like it should! lol

Round Cake – The shape of the cake is round with no end, showing that God’s love is never ending.  He loved us so much that he sent his only Son to die for our sins (John 3:16).

Dark Cake - Before knowing Jesus, our hearts are like this dark cake, and we couldn’t get 
into heaven with our hearts so full of sin (Romans 3:23).

White frosting – (While frosting the cake, talk about the meaning of the white frosting.)  God did a wonderful thing when he sent his Son, Jesus, to die for our sins. Now all the darkness is covered up, and Jesus washes our sins white as snow. We are pure white in the sight of God.  When we ask Jesus to forgive all the bad things we’ve done, we are white like this frosting (Romans 6:23).

Angel Decoration – (Place the angel decoration on the cake or have a child do it.)  The angel reminds us of the good tidings that were brought to the shepherds that night.  It also reminds us of the good tidings, or good news, that we can bring to others (Luke 2:10).

Star – (Place the star decoration on the cake or have a child do it.) The star reminds us of  the star in Bethlehem and how the Wisemen followed it and worshiped the Lord Jesus.  It reminds us that we should worship and follow Him everyday.  We can do this by praying, reading our Bibles, and going to church.

12 Red Candles – (Place the candles on the cake.) The red color reminds us of Jesus’ blood that was shed for the forgiveness of our sins.  Because He died and rose again, we can have eternal life and go to heaven if we believe  (Romans 5:8).

Light the Candles – ( As you light the candles, say…) Jesus can shine in our hearts if we just ask Him to be our Savior.  The 12 candles remind us to let His light shine every month of the year, not just at Christmas time  (Matthew 5:16).

Evergreens – (Place evergreens around the cake.)  Evergreens around the cake remind us of something living and growing.  If we have accepted Jesus into our hearts, we are going to grow and get to know Him more.  How can we grow to know Him better?  By praying, going to church, reading our Bibles, and sharing Him with others—(John 15:5 or 2 Peter 3:18).

1 comment:

  1. Your trip looked like a lot of fun. How cool to go para sailing-I've never been. I might be terrified to try it but what a blast.