Saturday, November 19, 2011

Come to the Stable

Ahh, December. Our thoughts are consumed with Christmas. Pre School is like a mini Santa’s workshop as we work on gifts for our parents and Christmas decor for our home refrigerators.

Each day at Pre School we look at the calendar and count the number of days that have gone by in December. We love passing the time by singing Christmas songs and listening to Christmas stories. One of our favorite books this time of year is, “Room For a Little One,” by Martin Waddell. Kind Ox lives in the stable next to the Inn. One winter’s night he invites Old Dog, Stray Cat, Small Mouse and Tired Donkey into the stable, one by one. Tired Donkey brings along Mary and Joseph for “there is always room for a little one here.” The stable is peaceful. Predator and prey lay down quietly side by side. It is here the Christ Child is born in the peace of the stable “one cold winter’s night.”

And so ... we come on Christmas night, from diverse countries, backgrounds, economic classes and political parties, to the stable. We bow down together to worship Jesus, God’s gift to all of us. He is God’s “Little One” who came for the world. Peace to you this Christmas from the little ones at Salem Pre School!

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