Old, familiar ornaments for our evergreen…and bright, new ornaments we’ve not yet seen–we bring these out before our Christmas tree. But we’re looking, especially, for the blessed Nativity.
Oh, what a wonderful true story of joy–to know all about Jesus, that heaven-sent boy. Shepherds of the field, wise men from afar–are part of the Nativity set, and the star.
Mary and Joseph and the baby on the hay–even the animals were “in on” Christmas Day. Surely, the human heart was meant to receive…the message of Christ’s birth. It’s so good to believe!
As for the children, each has such a tender heart. “Let them come” to Jesus before they depart, to one day leave your home to work or study in a distant place. Then they’ll know the real meaning of Christmas and God’s amazing grace.
P. A. Oltrogge
“Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.'” Mark 10:13-15 NKJV
Come, as a little child, to our Savior
“…behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (From the account of Jesus’ birth in Luke 2)