The holiday season is upon us and soon we will be celebrating the birth of our Saviour and King, Jesus Christ. The K-1 class at 220 Pritchard is always full of activity and at this time of year, the room is filled with “I wonder what I will receive for Christmas”. If you ask any student what they would like for Christmas, they will give you a very long list of wanted items. At the tender age of five and six, it is difficult to comprehend the significance of the Saviour’s birth. They do not quite understand that with no birth, there is no resurrection, and with no resurrection, there is no gift of reconciliation. Even though some will play the part of a shepherd or a wise man in the class play, they don’t seem to grasp the concept; For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
It always tugs at my heart strings when I have the privilege to engage these little ones in the truth about who our King is. As important as it is to learn the basic academics, I believe it is even more important to feed them the Bread of Life and get them to drink the water where they will never thirst again. Very few schools these days teach students the words of eternal life. During this Christmas season, whether it be with family or friends, we need to stop and give thanks for the best gift we will ever receive, the gift that will make an eternal difference, the gift of a Saviour and a King!! To God be all the Glory!!
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