Everyone was gripped with great wonder and awe. And they praised God, saying over and over again, “We have seen amazing things today.” Luke 5:26
During a recent trip to our local super store, my husband and I purposely took our twin three-year-olds to that one particular section in the very back with all the trimmings and trees and glitter and sparkles. At the time, it wasn’t even Thanksgiving yet. But, no surprise, it was already beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The aisles were decked with boughs of holly (and then some) and the music echoed early warnings of Yuletide Greetings ahead. While, typically, we would have rolled our eyes – the jaded early 30-somethings that we are – this time, in the Christmas section of Meijer, we laughed and nodded and “oooh”-ed and “ahhhh”-ed right along with them.
There was just something magical about those fake trees with their lights and those glittery red ornaments and that enormous box of shinny wrapping paper. Maybe we wouldn’t have noticed it a few short years ago. We were probably too worried about our “to-do” lists, too anxious about the schedule, and too cynical to let ourselves get caught up in the spectacle. But on this day, we allowed ourselves to see it through the eyes of our two-year-olds, and it was all magical and wonderful again.
In a similar way, my husband and I get to experience the thrill of toddler Sunday school each week. Just like the Christmas section at the store, everything in class is new and exciting and all is possible – God and Jesus and walking on the water…[continue reading].
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