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.