Lent & Advent


Carolyn Matthews

December 5, 2022

With the assistance of their parents, we are able to provide another entry from our children.  The same scriptures and questions were used to obtain responses.


Voices of  the Children


Emma and Isaac

(Chris and Kelly are the parents of Emma and Isaac. This advent season we hear what they, Emma and Isaac, 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.”



Emma: I thought that how the disciples acted toward the children was not something they should have been doing, since they were followers of God.

I thought it was interesting that Jesus said you must be like a child to enter the Kingdom.

What do you think Jesus meant by that?

“Run free, don’t hide, don’t care about what people think of you.”


What is something you find special about yourself?

Emma: My favorite thing about myself is my ability to read. I just love reading.

Isaac: That I’m cute.


What do you well that you thank God for?

Emma: I thank God that I’m good in school, that I’m good at making friends, and that I’m a dog lover.

Isaac: I’m good at drawing.


Soon, we will celebrate the birth of Jesus. What are you looking forward to this year for Christmas?

Emma: Meeting up with my family.

Isaac: Getting new toys.


What is your favorite Christmas time song? Why do you like it?

Emma: I don’t have one. They’re all really nice!

Isaac: Same.


As we move through these days of Advent may be reminded that we are wonderfully made and God loved us so much that He gave His one and only Son. The reason we look forward with anticipation to celebrate this season of the year is because “love came down at Christmas.” May we faithfully share that love with those we meet.