I am a preschool teacher in a church sponsored program. This morning I thought I would share this sweet message I wrote several years ago. After all these years, I am still amazed at how quickly the children learn the Christmas Story and joyfully present it to those they love. God bless you as you receive our Savior and find your Christmas peace. ~Nan

The Christmas season is hectic for teachers of young children. There’s a lot to be done in a small amount of time. Anticipation grows at my preschool, as the children share their excitement and practice for our annual pageant. They portray the birth of Jesus and learn about His birth. Weeks before the program, we practice every day. 

I observe a lot from my seat at the piano. I hear the angels sing praises to God and watch as Mary and Joseph learn their lines. I wipe a tear, as Mary lovingly lays baby Jesus in the manger. And, I smile as the Wise Men present their gifts with crooked crowns. I consider how the parents will feel to see their children perform such precious offerings of love. 

In twenty minutes of purpose, God provides a daily dose of PEACE at the piano. The children begin to embrace the Christmas Story and understand why it is so much more than Santa and toys. They become excited to perform and can finally sing “Mary had a Baby” without forgetting the words. 

God provides perfect peace. He shows us where to find it. He guides us to the manger and helps us welcome Jesus in our lives. He reminds us to be still and take time to open our hearts, so we will humbly receive Him and recognize how very much we are loved. 

Families will attend our program. They will take time from their hectic schedules to reflect on Christmas through the eyes of their children. And, there will be JOY in the hearts of those who will surely remember; JESUS really is the best gift of Christmas! 

Let the peace of heart that comes from Christ be always present in your hearts and lives, for this is your responsibility and privilege as members of his body. And always be thankful. Colossians 3: 15 TLB

Dear God, Thank you for moments to feel the presence of Your holiness. As we prepare for Christmas, humble our hearts to love You like the little children. Fill us with perfect peace as we seek You with all of our hearts and take time to welcome the precious gift of Your amazing Son. Amen


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