Week of Dec. 18
Dec 11, 2017
Letter from Mr. Hamilton
“I can’t wait!” is what many children are saying these days. One student said he is hoping to get a remote controlled boat for Christmas, but it’s so hard to wait that long. One girl would like an Easy-Bake oven, yet she wishes she could have it now. Another boy told me he ate the candy from his advent calendar days before he was supposed to open the flap…In fact, I know of an adult who did the same thing when she was a little girl. In a fast-paced world where just about everything is readily available to us through media, transportation, and technology, we find that we have no other option except to “just wait” for Jesus’ big day. So we need to encourage the children to rejoice in this time of anticipation and embrace the joy as they wait for the big day. Help them practice patience this merry Christmas season. Remind them that the pink candle on the Advent wreath calls us to be JOYFUL this Advent season with the joy that comes from our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. The third Sunday in Advent is often referred to as GAUDETE Sunday, which is the Latin word meaning Rejoice! - “Rejoice in the Lord always! And again I say - Rejoice!” Philippians 4:4
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas. May your days be filled with joy and lasting memories, keeping peace in your hearts always.