Lent & Advent


Carolyn Matthews

November 30, 2022

With the assistance of their parents, we have been able to hear the voices of a few of our children this Advent season. Based on the scriptures below and a few questions as a prompt, we will be sharing their responses.


Voices of  the Children


Noah and Adeline

(Chris and Allison are the parents of Noah and Adeline. This advent season we hear what they, Noah and Adeline, think about God, themselves, and Christmas)


Psalm 139:14 (International Children’s Bible): “I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way.  What you have done is wonderful. I know this very well.” 


Mark 10:13-16 (NIV): “People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” 16 And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.”


What is something that you find special about yourself?
Jonah says that what is special about him is that he is a good person to his friends.
Adeline says that she can sing nice songs. 


What do you do well that you thank God for?
Jonah thanks God for riding a bike.
Adeline thanks God for her friends to play with.


Soon, we will celebrate the birth of Jesus. What are you looking forward to this year for Christmas?
Jonah is looking forward to going to Nana and Papa’s house.
Adeline is looking forward to eating treats.


A lot of songs have been written about Christmas. What is your favorite Christmas time song (and this does not have to be a carol of Christmas)?
 Jonah’s favorite Christmas song is Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Adeline’s favorite Christmas song is Jingle Bells.


In the midst of the busyness of the coming days, may our hearts become as the hearts of our children and remember to seek out the joy that comes with Christmas.