It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child himself.Charles Dickens – as quoted in The Greatest Gift, Unwrapping The Full Love Story of Christmas by Ann Voskamp – December 8th devotion.
Wishing you and your family the Merriest Christmas ever.
God bless you!
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Let the children come to me
Carl Vogel von Vogelstein, 1805
15 People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
36 He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them,37 “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”
Go forth and “Scatter Joy” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) by doing a random act of kindness today and through out the coming year in quiet remembrance of the 20 children and 6 educators of Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Read article on Denison Forum about the towns decision not to hold a commemorative service.