Friday, December 26, 2008

For the Children

The soul is healed by being with children
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

It was Christmas Eve day and Paul was out in the driveway, clearing the latest deposit of snow.

Everyone seemed to be out and about running last minute errands before Christmas and it appeared that someone was dropping in to see us.

It was Hannah's dad, Jason, with an envelope that he asked Paul to deliver to me. On the front was a photo of Hannah, her mom and brother with some friends, and inside, a picture of a Christmas tree with a message underneath from Hannah to her Auntie Belinda.

Paul and I love being with children and count it an honour to invest in them as much as we can. They need to know that they are special and loved.

And being with children is such a blessing, because inside every grownup is a child just waiting to be awakened.

Matthew 18:2-3 (The Message)
2-5For an answer Jesus called over a child, whom he stood in the middle of the room, and said, "I'm telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you're not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in. Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in God's kingdom. What's more, when you receive the childlike on my account, it's the same as receiving me.

This version of The Little Drummer Boy byBing Crosby and David Bowie has some lovely lyrics and melody overlaying the original song.


Night Owl said...

Dear Belinda,
Yes, aren't we fortunate to be in the FFC. :)
night Owl

Belinda said...

Yes we are Night Owl. I almost mentioned that in the post. :)

Night Owl said...

hmm... What stopped you?
maybe we should try recruiting members...? :S

Belinda said...

You know, I don't know! :) Tiredness, probably! This child has needed a loooong nap with a blankie! :) I had it last night, and am so refreshed now.

Okay, the recruitment drive is on! I already have a few onofficial members. Do you think we should have cards printed Night Owl?

Night Owl said...

:) yay for naps - I lovvvve naps.. and I hardly ever get to take them! But I did take one nap this break and it lasted two hours! (Because miraculously, no one woke me up!) But I did miss a puzzle-making - and it was a cute snowman puzzle. Oh well... :)
Cards sounded good at first, but I don't think children would carry around cards... Unless they were very cute drawings and not business-like at all... :)

Marilyn said...

Lovely video there. I enjoyed it this evening...twice! Never heard/saw it before.