Happy New Year! May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
This year Kristen is in charge of organizing the church Christmas program.She organizes the children into three groups, each group representing one set of characters in the Christmas story: Mary and Joseph, Shepherds and Angels, and Wise Men. The children's task is to think about their characters' part in the Christmas story and determine what gifts these characters gave.
In each case, the children conclude that their characters really didn't give much.Instead these characters receivedan amazing gift—Jesus. When the students return to Kristen, she discovers that they have all reached thesame conclusion: Christmas is aboutgiving only because we first received the very best gift of all.
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