Week of Dec. 11
Dec 11, 2017
Letter from Mr. Hamilton
My mother would always tell us, “Patience is a virtue” and “Good things come to those who wait.” I think she said these things most often around Christmas time. Patience is a character trait in which we are talking and praying about this week at school. This time of year brings with it a sense of anticipation and excitement in knowing that we will be having a birthday party for Jesus, but not completely knowing what we will get on Jesus’ birthday. That sounds strange – what we will get on His birthday. In reality, we truly do receive a great gift as you know – the birthday child Himself, Christ our Savior. Most children, however, focus more on the materialistic items. They are often asked, “What do you want for Christmas?” not, “How should we thank Jesus for coming to save us?”
Christmas is still my favorite time of year, however, I stopped sneaking out to peek at the presents years ago. As we all grow older, that growing anticipation for Christmas day becomes clearer as we focus less on the “me” and more on thanking Jesus by putting others first; by giving to those in need; by sharing our love and appreciation with those dear to us; and by spreading the joy of the coming of our Savior. Indeed, good things do come to those who (patiently) wait.
God bless your Christmas season,