25 Stories of Advent--December 4

Today's book is another of the collections that we'll turn to several times during Advent. The Nativity Story by Geraldine McCaughrean is one of my favorites. In our family Advent tradition, we take a closer look at each person mentioned in the accounts in Matthew and Luke.

Zechariah, Elizabeth, John...are important to the Nativity story, but are seldom highlighted in children's Christmas books. This volume features passages about each of them. Tonight we'll be reading about Elizabeth:

Mary laid her hands on her cousin's stomach...It was like a magnet sensing north. It was like a weathercock turning in the wind. It was like the oceans tugged to and fro by the moon. The child in Elizabeth's womb, sensing the closeness of Mary's baby, turned in his watery world and reached out a hand. (The Nativity Story, McCaughrean, Lion Children's, 2007. pg 18.)

What has been the highlight of your Advent so far?

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