Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Make a Joyful Noise

Sunday was the first Sunday of Advent at the church. It was also the Sunday for the Hanging of the Green, which officially begins the celebration of Christmas. As a part of the worship service, the children's choirs sang, and that would include three of the grandcrew.

This choir includes kindergarten through sixth grade. The two grand daughters that you saw in yesterday's post are in the first and third rows of this photo. Click to enlarge.

This cropped shot might help you find them. Lexi (the seven-year-old) is the first girl on the left in the first row. Em (the eight-year-old) is the second girl on the third row. After this group finished, the preschool choir sang. These kids are four and five years old.

The "Big Guy" is right in the middle of this picture. He's in the black blazer. He looks a lot different than the elf from the parade in yesterday's post. Well, he still has that look of mischief on his face.
Children make Christmas special. I believe it is because that Christmas is all about a special child.
"Over two thousand years ago, on a night the world would come to call Christmas, a young Jewish maiden went through the experience countless mothers had before her, and would since: She brought forth a child. But this was no ordinary child. This was the unique Son of God, sent from Heaven to save us from our sins (Matthew 1:21).
Amid the glitter and busyness of the season my you not lose sight of the miracle and meaning of that Christmas night." Billy Graham


Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Children just make Christmas period. Be proud grandpa. There is our future in these beautiful photographs you have posted today.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

It is good to see the origins of the season remembered by all... especially the young. Off to our youngest's Christmas concert this eve myself!

Bond said...

Wonderful pictures...I love hearing you regale on your grandkids...

Amy, aka ABB said...

Driller, I just thrill to hear you talk about your grandkids, and to see/hear how involved you guys try to be in their lives. When they are grown and you are gone, these memories will keep you alive in their hearts.