On Sunday I had the idea to read the four gospels of the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) throughout the month of December as a way of keeping me focused on what Christmas is really about for me and draw closer to the Savior. I began this week instead of waiting for December (I guess I was just too excited). :) I figured out that if I wanted to pace myself, I needed to read about 6 pages a day to finish on Christmas Eve. For anyone that wants to start after Thanksgiving they would need to read about 7 pages a day.
As I began reading in the mornings this last week I realized how much more special it would be to read it to my girls. They like to get ready for school quickly and spend the rest of the morning reading, practicing instruments, animating, or drawing. I let them know that they didn't have to participate, but if they wanted to listen I would be in the family room reading out loud and they could draw near me and listen. It has been very special to begin this and I really look forward to the rest of the Christmas season starting our mornings in such a quiet, special way.
Because I'm such a dorky/goal-oriented/visual kind of gal I googled if there was any sort of chart to color in for reading the 4 gospels. I couldn't find one, but I did find a chart of the entire New Testament with the wisemen like above. I brought it into photoshop and created my own chart inside it to be for just the four gospels and wrote "The Wise Still Seek Him" in the papyrus font. I put it here so anyone could use it that would like to.
I hope you have a very Merry Season. :)