“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given.” Those words have been resonating in my mind since I was privileged to be in attendance as my daughter directed a 200 member choir singing the Hallelujah chorus from Handel’ s Messiah. It was remarkable to hear middle school aged children tackle such a difficult piece of classical music and I was brought to tears as their young voices sang out praise.
But it was more than their musicianship that touched my heart. It was the fact that God was once again using the voices of children to bring me into His presence. Nearly every day as I spend time with the children in my class I hear the voice of God speaking to me. Opportunities abound for me to practice patience and kindness, but there are also times when the kindness and love they show toward me far outshines my own efforts.
Today I am thankful for all of the children in my life, those who have been given to me to love and for the Holy Child given to the world so long ago to bring love to me. The Father’s most beautiful gift – and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah!