Midweek Message

Advent 2020 – December 16

Jim Hopkins

December 14, 2020

A Discussion with Henry
(Hop Pop is aka Pastor Jim. Henry is the eldest son of Aaron and Teresa as well as big brother to Hudson and a soon to be born sister.)

Mark 9:8
Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus.

Hop Pop: When is your birthday?

Henry: December 25th

Hop Pop: Do you know what year you were born?

Henry: 2013

Hop Pop: That makes you how old?

Henry: Six. I am turning seven.

Hop Pop: You share a birthday with Jesus. What year to you think he was born?

Henry: I don’t know. More than a thousand years ago?

Hop Pop: Probably a little over two thousand years ago. Good answer though. Do you like sharing a birthday with Jesus?

Henry: I don’t know. I guess it makes me happy.

Hop Pop: Is there anything you would like to say to Jesus about December 25th.

Henry: Happy Birthday.

Hop Pop: If you could talk to Jesus about his birthday are there any question you would ask?

Henry: Were there really donkeys there when you were born?

Hop Pop: Most people like birthday presents. What do you think Jesus might like?

Henry: A leopard puppet.

Hop Pop: That’s interesting. It makes me think you might like a leopard puppet also. People like to sing Happy Birthday.  Are there any Christmas songs you like to sing?

Henry: Jingle Bell Rock and Twelve Days of Christmas.

Hop Pop: Is there anything else you would like to say to Jesus?

Henry: I am glad you are always in heaven.

Hop Pop: I am glad we will be together for your birthday and Jesus’ birthday. Is there anything you are looking forward to for your birthday this year?

Henry: My dino decorations?

Hop Pop: What are those?

Henry: You know, plates with dinosaurs on them.

Hop Pop: I think Jesus might like plates like that.

Henry: Me too.

LABC Zoom Gatherings

LABC Youth Group – 7:00 p.m. Monday

No Soup, But Study – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday

LABC Church Council Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday

Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study – 10:30 a.m.

Together in Spirit – 6:00 p.m. Thursday

A Time For Prayer – 10:00 a.m. Saturday

LABC Sunday Worship – 10:00 a.m. Sunday