Thursday, December 2, 2010

Awe in Markers and Pencil

This is the message of Christmas:  We are never alone.  ~Taylor Caldwell

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:  “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”—which means, “God with us.”  Matthew 1:22-23

I look forward to these every December. These drawings are just one of the things I'll miss as the children get older- their imagination in markers or pencil.  They wasted no time in getting started this year... putting to paper this miraculous story.  The first ones appeared bedside the night we put out our special creche, a wedding present from Jeff's sister.  Something else I'll miss are questions like this one from Brighton just yesterday, "Mom, if we went to Bethlehem, would we fit?" If there was no room for Joseph, Mary and the Baby, how in the world could there be room for us?

So, I wonder, when will they draw their last nativity scene?   When will they no longer be enamored by the Baby King?  When will being the one who gets to place Him the manger not be the coveted job?  Will they lose the awe of this mysterious story?  Will I?  Have I? 

May it never be. 

1 comment:

Margie said...

Love this, too. Left me thinking.