Good morning girls and boys. I brought a book to share with you today, and it doesn’t sound like a Christmas book, but maybe it is. It’s called Quiet by Tommy dePaola. It’s short, so I’m going to read it to you.
So what do you think? Is Christmas a time of quiet? When I think of Christmas, I think of lots of loud, beautiful sounds, like laughter and singing and playing and fun with family and friends. It’s like one big party- and I guess it is Jesus’s birthday party. But I like the quiet times too. When we can be quiet and still, we can think and we can see. We can hear what God might be saying to us. We can see what God might be showing us. And that’s a big gift! So maybe this book is a Christmas book after all.I wish for you to have lots of loud fun celebrating Christmas with your family and friends. And I also wish for you to have time to be quiet and still and listen and watch for God’s Christmas messages to you.
Dear God, we are so glad that you love us so much that you sent Jesus to our world. During all our celebrations, help us find time to be quiet and still, so we can hear what you might be saying to us. We love you, God. Amen.