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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Prophecy of Names


The children were very excited this morning. They have been waiting and waiting for Christmas to come and know that is is only a few days away. Today we ended our time in the atrium with a procession. Once we were all settled around the prayer table we lit all of our Advent candles and counted how many weeks we have been waiting. Four weeks is a long time when you are young! We relate this time of waiting to the Israelites who lived such a long time before Jesus was born. 

Today we talked about the prophet Isaiah again. We remembered that he was a man who knew how to listen for God's words. He told the Israelites that a special baby was coming. Today we heard all of the names for this baby:
Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever and Prince of Peace. We talked about what these words can mean. One of our older students told us that a hero is someone who saves other people. We wondered about all of these names for a baby. We then thought about who this baby might be. 

Jesus, of course!

As you count down the days until Christmas, may you take the time to look at the world through the eyes of your children. Their simple joy will enhance your own!