Christmas can be such a joyful time, and it is even more
so when celebrated through the eyes of a child. Children
hear the story of the birth of Jesus, their eyes open wide, and they
eagerly step forward with open arms to be a shepherd or an angel
in the church’s Nativity play. Christmas is about children.
When the disciples asked who would be the greatest, Jesus
placed a child among them: “Truly I tell you, unless you change
and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom
of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this
child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
The angelic chorus declared: “Glory to God in the highest!”
Jesus, God’s Son, came as a child. Later, when children were
brought to Jesus, He stopped everything and made time for them,
placing His hands on them and blessing them.
Jesus went on to tell the disciples, “And whoever welcomes
one such child in my name welcomes me.” This Christmas,
welcome Jesus like a child, with eyes wide open and with open
arms, and then welcome and bless the children around you.
To learn how you can make a child's Christmas this year, click here.
Written by Jim Edminson, Editor of Charity & Children