Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wrapping!

The other day I was wrapping some gifts for our Adopt-A-Family. Zachary wanted to help. So we gathered the gifts, tape, a special Scotch brand cutter, and wrapping paper. I was getting busy wrapping the gifts when I look over at Z. He was wrapping something. I started to count the gifts and realize that he does not have any of the gifts for our Adopt-A-Family. I could not figure out what he had.



I said, "What are you doing?"

Zachary replied, "Wrapping a gift for Jesus."

I said, "What is it?" I really had no idea what he had wrapped. That is until I heard some music coming from the wrapping.

He said, "I'll open it for Jesus because he is a baby and cannot open it."

Quickly, he ripped through the paper. He wrapped his Little People Manger scene. He thought Jesus needed a "barn" to be born in. Honestly, he was as serious as lip cancer. He really was giving this gift to Jesus.

Instantly, my heart melted. This whole scene made me take a moment to pause and celebrate the Reason for the Season. Please take some time to focus on the reason we celebrate.

2 comments:

Ryan and Lori said...

That is too cute! You know you are doing a good job teaching him the true meaning of Christmas, when his priority is a gift for Jesus. Great story!

Aubrey said...

Oh my goodness, what a sweet story! I know that made Jesus smile. :)