I grew up during the days of one room school houses, where each year we would put on a Christmas concert. Along with the skits and songs, we always performed the nativity. The year I played the angel announcing the birth of Jesus has always stood out in my mind, as that is the first time I remember hearing about Jesus. I’m sure that for many people my age, who didn’t attend church or Sunday school, a public school Christmas concert was where they learned to sing all of the old carols and learned about a baby born in Bethlehem. It saddens me to think that because it is no longer politically correct to talk about Jesus in public schools, many children will no longer have that opportunity.
It's so hard to understand the love that Christ has for us; that He would leave the glories of heaven to come down and take on human flesh, to live among us, and then, knowing how wretched we are, He still chose to die for us. Such awesome love!