How is your Christmas IQ? Here’s a chance to find out. Quickly gather the family and take our first ever Laugh Again Christmas Quiz. Ready?
Question 1) Which is the name of one of Santa’s reindeer?
Think about it. If you said Rudolph? You’re right! If you guessed Olive? You’re also right! Remember? “Olive the other reindeer.”
Question 2) According to the Bible, the little drummer boy played for Jesus on his:
c. None of the above
Did you answer Drum? Then you’re wrong. C is correct! The Bible doesn’t mention the little drummer boy. You doing okay so far? Fear not, the questions are about to get as tough as a three dollar steak.
Question 3) In jolly old England, turkeys were popular for Christmas dinner. To get them to market turkeys were:
a. Shipped by UPS
b. Taught to fly
c. Supplied with boots made of leather so they could walk
If you guessed a, you’re wrong. B? Wrong again. C is correct. Turkeys were walked to market in boots that protected their feet from the frozen mud of the road. Let’s waddle off to question 4
Question 4) Where are these words found in the Bible: “For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given… and He will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Is it:
If you said Matthew you’re wrong. Seven hundred years before Christ’s birth, the prophet Isaiah foretold His coming. Amazing isn’t it? By the way, did you know that Isaiah’s parents were entrepreneurs? That’s right. They made a little prophet.
Question 5) Only one woman’s age is mentioned in the Bible. Is it:
a. Abraham’s wife Sarah
b. Mary, the mother of Jesus
If you said Sarah, you are right! Genesis 23:1 says that Sarah lived to age of 127. If you said Mary? Sorry. We are never told the age of Jesus’ mother. But we know something very interesting about her. First, how did you do? If you got zero right, you’re gonna have to stay after school and clean blackboards. And do dishes Christmas Day. If you got at least two right, well done, you may have Christmas Day off. And if you aced the quiz, congratulations. Masterful. Brilliant! You have won a free subscription to Laugh Again Radio.
One of the phrases about Mary that I always loved in the Christmas story was this in Luke 2:18: “Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often.” Let’s do the same today. Turn to Luke 2 and read it again. And this Christmas, let’s live in awe and wonder at God’s gift to us.
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