Object Lessons

A Mysterious Package

Object: A large six-pointed silver star, made of stiff paper. (Cut the letters C-H-R-I-S-T from gilt paper and paste one on each of the points of the star. In the middle of the star paste a red cross. Fold each point forward where it joins the body of the star. Stick the points together with transparent tape when they meet. When all points are folded and fastened together the appearance will be that of a hexagon pyramid. The letters and cross will be on the inside. Tie with a gilt ribbon to give the appearance of a gift package.)

Bid you ever look at a Christmas package and try to figure out by its shape what it contained? Yes, I think we all have. Try to guess what this package has in it. Now I will untie the ribbon and show you what the package contains.

"Just a silver star."

It is not merely a star. We must remember that the greatest gift God ever gave to the world was accompanied with a star. As we turn this star around, we see that there are letters on each one of the points. We will start with the letter "C" and notice what it spells. "C-H-R-I-S-T."

The star of Bethlehem showed the wise men where to find Christ. In the center of this star is a red cross. It reminds us of the cross on which Christ, God's great gift, died and shed His blood for the sins of the world. In thinking of Christmas and gifts, let us never forget the greatest of all gifts, God's gift of His Son.

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