Thursday, December 10, 2009


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.


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. :)