December 18 Home Communicator – We have all heard the familiar Christmas songs sung by numerous gifted singers.  We have heard choirs sing the Hallelujah Chorusin renditions that brought tears to our eyes. The truth, however, is that for many of us, listening to these songs can best be appreciated when they are sung by children.  The tune may not always be exactly perfect, but the faces of children singing are like nothing else!

Two weeks ago, we were treated to a beautiful concert by our middle school choirs and tonight you will hear a 450-piece choir of our elementary children leading us in a time of celebration and worship.  What a joy and privilege it is to experience these times.  These worship times are opportunities not only to express our faith through song, but also a wonderful time to share our faith with others, to tell our story … His Story.  I am so blessed to be a part of something so special where we are given opportunities to talk about the real meaning of Christmas and to share openly each day.

This year, as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior, I encourage each of you to have a conversation with your children and tell them what the Christmas story means to you.  It is my prayer that this Christmas, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, we may allow our children a glimpse of what an impact it has made on each of us personally.

Merry Christmas!

Dan Pott, Superintendent