Advent Adventure Through a Small Boy’s Eyes: Day 24 – Love is The Answer, Except For King Herod in This Instance…

Scripture: John 3:16

“It’s a ute dump truck.”

“This is gonna be donkey’s creation. Mummy, donkey’s box is getting loaded up.” (The ute drives off with donkey and ‘his’ usual presents, then comes back for sheep.) “Joseph is driving donkey and sheep to their house.”

(All the drawers get loaded on the ute and unloaded in piles.)

“Jingle bells, jingle bells…” (A large house gets built.)

“And the vehicles all move in.”

“At their home they have a special heart that reminds them of God. Because they love God so much.” (The sweetest thing ever.)

“Joseph got them a toy. And he put it in the back of the ute.” (The little city.)

“There’s not actually enough room for one spot for all of them.”

“I think Mary actually rode on one of these.” (Mary rides in on a tiny camel.)

(In a shock plot twist, donkey gives the candy canes to Mary.)

(Joseph arrives in the back of the ute.)

“Whooo whoo whoo whoooo…” (Playing the trumpet. The wise men arrive. Then the shepherds arrive.)

“She’s coming last because she’s making some art for them.” (The angel Gabriel.) “You need to come now!” (The ute goes and gets him.)

(Then an unexpected guest arrives – King Herod standing on the back of a black car.) “Beep beep!” “Let me in please!” (The ute rams into the black car repeatedly and blocks off the doorway.) “What do you mean by bashing my car?!”

(King Herod is put in the back of the ute and driven away.) “The ute took him away because he was intending to kill baby Jesus.”

“There’s a racing car in the way because King Herod might want to come and kill baby Jesus quick and the racing car will get him with smoke and flames. Because God will kill him with the flames.”

(King Herod appears at the second doorway.) “PEEEW!” (The car shoots flames at King Herod.) “He died.” (King Herod is taken away by the ute and put under a drawer in the corner.) “The ute buried him.”

And thus ends the advent calendar house adventure for my 5-year-old son for another year. This is one of his favourite parts of Christmas and I have trouble getting him to stop in the mornings. He gets to hear the real Christmas story and brings the characters to life with his own stories about them. I hope you enjoyed seeing a glimpse of his non-stop imagination. No wonder my brain gets so tired sometimes.

Merry Christmas everyone!

May God bless you and keep you and make his face to shine upon you. (Numbers 6:24-25)

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