Kids at Christmas

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You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.

– Luke 1:31-33

Kids at Christmas are down right fun.  The excitement.  The joy.  It is a pleasure to watch.

Yet, it is my deep desire that these kids understand the depth of the Christmas message.  I pray that they are able to see beyond the lights, toys, and break from school to the profound mystery of the birth of a Savior.

During the first Sunday in Advent I gathered the kids around to spend a few minutes talking about the hope candle.  As soon as I said “hope” one kid chimed, “I hope we have snow!”  Another said, “I hope for bunnies!”

If we hope for snow in Texas we will often find ourselves disappointed.  The same holds true for bunnies.  Yet, hope in God is different. God is always there for us. God always cares for us.  God is always faithful.  If we put our hope in God we are never disappointed.

The incarnation is proof.

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