Childlike Christmas Celebration

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opening christmas presentBehold, children are a gift of the Lord,
The fruit of the womb is a reward. Psalm 127:3

Few things spark the excitement of Christmas like the presence of children. There is something truly special about the emotional honesty of a child overwhelmed with the wonder, joy and hope of Christmas. Perhaps we should spend more time reflection on Jesus statement that all must be childlike to enter the kingdom of God.

Children have always been important to our church family.

It’s charter members began the work with a desire to have a church where children could find Jesus and grow in genuine relationship with Him. This week all of us get to take part in that. To celebrate that.

This Sunday some of our children will get to help us worship, reflect and deepen our appreciation for Jesus. If you invite a friend they will help share Jesus with them. As they have worked to present the musical, its message has worked its way into their hearts in ways that will bring eternal impact on their souls. We celebrate that as well.

Random thought…As you listen this week, reflect on the reality that Jesus had a childhood. I know almost nothing was recorded of it. But there is a great significance to how He came. Great than what we usually consider. Jesus really knows how kids feel. He knows what they face. As a poorly timed virgin birth from the neighbor’s perspective, He knows what it feels like to be looked at with raised eyebrows. To be labeled & misunderstood, even as a child. He understands the childhood wounds many still carry. That is a big part of why he came. To seek, save and heal.

Back on track… Join us this Sunday as we reflect on Jesus and embrace His heart for children. I know you will be blessed. I will present the core gospel, we will join is heartfelt worship and I heard a rumor there will be donuts! What a great way to start off the Lord’s day. I hope to see you there.

Matt 18:3 and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

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