Monday, December 13, 2010

The sons of Jacob (Expecting Christmas)

Abraham and Sarah had son Isaac, who had sons Jacob and Esau. God told Jacob that he would make the promised nation (and eventually the savior,)through Jacob. Jacob had 12 sons. The most familiar of his sons is Joseph, who was sold into slavery in Egypt and ended up 2nd only to Pharaoh. God used Joseph's false imprisonment to eventually save the nation of Israel (Jacob.) Joseph is a wonderful foreshadowing of Christ, but interestingly, Jesus came from the line of Judah instead of Joseph.

Today we made the twelve sons of Jacob out of gingerbread :) The kids got to decorate them and make other Christmas cookies as well. Mmmm, making cookies is by far the kids favorite activity. We used a box mix, or here is a recipe from scratch. We did get to package some of them up for neighbors.

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