|Posted by Lorraine Serra on December 21, 2010 at 7:46 AM|
Last Sunday I led the preschoolers in singing before the congregation and ministering a sweet song to everyone.
I will always love the great hymns of the faith, like "How Great Thou Art", and "His Eye Is On the Sparrow", and "In Christ Alone", not to mention all the great contemporary worship like "Here I Am to Worship" and "How Great Is Our God".
But in the simplest refrain truth rings true; the simple truth that love is costly, and God, our Father has endured the greatest cost when He gave His only, unique, begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to be our Savior.
Sometimes love is messy, too. Perhaps that's why He came to be laid in a manger, not in crisp white linens.
Love is frequently challenging. Is that why the shepherds and kings had to travel so far to behold the wondrous gift of love?
True love is also sublime and exquisite. Hence, the multitude of angels sang.
The greatest gift was given. And what is our gift to Him?
The preschoolers sang it clearly:
"Dear Jesus, it's Your birthday
And I have a gift for you.
It's something kinda special
Even though it's not brand new.
No, I didn't wrap it
It's not under the tree
Dear Jesus, it's Your birthday
And the gift I have is me."
What more can we give?
Have a blessed Christmas, dear friends.
Love and prayers