God With Us: An Illustrated Devotional
Note: This is a digital product. No physical product will be shipped to you.
This unique intergenerational resource is a hybrid devotional/coloring book. God With Us: An Illustrated Devotional includes five weekly devotions for all ages, as well as illustrations that are meant to be colored in and many opportunities to doodle and engage with the content in meaningful and creative ways.
The stories of Advent are stories for hard times. Jesus was born amid upheaval and historical change and among people who seemed powerless. But when the world feels hopeless, Advent reminds us God is with us. This Advent resource invites you to explore the ways in which Emmanuel, God-with-us, brings us hope, peace, joy, and love, especially during hard times. Use this Advent guide to center your thoughts on the ever-present hope that sees us through change and challenge. Each week you will explore how the good news of God-with-us changes our perspective and gives us courage for each day. We rejoice in Jesus’ birth because God is with us!
When you purchase God With Us: An Illustrated Devotional, you will receive five devotions that each include:
- Scripture to read
- An all-ages reflection
- Discussion questions suitable for all ages
- A "Going Deeper" section with questions for further reflection
- Illustrations to color throughout the devotional
- Interactive illustrations for engagement with the reflections
Looking for additional resources? Consider purchasing An Illustrated Advent for Families: God With Us if you'd like a resource to send home to families that includes full coloring pages, family activities, and more. It uses the same scripture/theme that this devotional uses.
Who is this product for?
If you’re looking for something to make available to your entire congregation, this resource would be perfect. The discussion questions can be used with younger children, and the “going deeper” questions make this a thoughtful resource for all ages. This is a great resource to use with youth groups, college ministries, and Adult Bible studies.
Also, if you’re looking for a personal devotional to use during Advent this year, check out the sample (link is above) and consider purchasing this product.
Ways to use our Illustrated Devotionals
Churches could purchase it to use for an intergenerational program, or as another Advent resource to send home with people of all ages. We could also see youth ministries and college ministries working through this devotional during Advent.
You could also have an adult small group or Bible study work through it on their own, and then gather together over Zoom to discuss and share their reflections.
If your church has different plans for Advent, this is a perfect resource for individuals to buy and use as their personal devotional for Advent. Since they are weekly (and not daily) devotions, it makes it more doable to work on during a busy Advent season.
What do I get?
After completing your purchase, you'll instantly receive a link to download the complete PDF. You will find everything you need in the PDF, and then you can share it with your family, church, and/or community. We include information on best practices for sharing our PDF products with your community.
Below is a list of the scripture used for each of the seven weekly devotionals:
Week 1: We have hope because God is with us.
Scripture: Matthew 1:1–17
Week 2: We have peace because God is with us.
Scripture: Matthew 1:18–25
Week 3: We have joy because God is with us.
Scripture: Luke 1:39–48
Week 4: We have love because God is with us.
Scripture: Luke 1:57–80
Christmas Eve/Christmas Day
Scripture: Luke 2:8–20