Through the Eyes of Children
Through the Eyes of Children
 
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these,” 
- Mark 10:14 (NIV)
 
One of the most enjoyable highlights of the Advent season for several in my family is attending the children’s program at Front Street UMC on Christmas Eve that depicts the birth of Jesus.  Mothers and fathers help their little ones decide which parts they want to play and then watch nervously as the children act out their roles.
 
As for the children, there is eagerness and sometimes anxiety and reluctance about performing in front of an audience.  Overall, however, the atmosphere of happiness and excitement throughout the entire evening is contagious for all who attend.  
Perhaps part of the excitement for the children is the fact that it is Christmas Eve, and they are anticipating the gifts they expect to receive on Christmas morning.  For me, though, this Christmas Eve program is a reminder that we all should be as excited and joyous as the children because we have already received God’s perfect gift of Jesus, our savior.  “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!”  2 Corinthians 9:15 (NIV)
 
PRAYER
Dear Heavenly Father, help us all to have the hearts and minds of children at Christmas so that we are reminded of the joy of your glorious gift to us.
- Linda Weavil 

 

Last Published: December 5, 2013 7:44 AM
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