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Pastor’s Pen: The Importance of Children

By December 17, 2017Uncategorized

Dear Tabernacle Family,

I have heard it said that Christmas is for children. Certainly, no one can argue that children approach the holiday with a wide-eyed wonder that is often lost as we grow older. When our lives are consumed with the busyness, the shopping, the parties, the “To Do” lists, it is hard to find the time to turn our hearts and minds to the awesome reality of the Christmas story.

The great and holy God of the universe came to earth as a tiny baby in a manger so that we might be reconciled to Him. God chose the form of a baby to accomplish one of the most significant events in human history. That baby in the manger would become our Savior and Lord. Children are an important part of the kingdom. Jesus repeatedly used children as an example of how we are to live.

Today our preschool department is presenting a short musical program for your enjoyment. We pray that you will be blessed and uplifted. We also pray that, as you watch the program today, you will open your heart to what God may be saying to you about becoming involved in our children’s ministries here at The Tabernacle. Every week, a dedicated group of volunteers donate their time and energy to teach our children. There are never enough workers. We need help in all areas from nursery to pre-teen, on Sunday morning, Sunday night and Tuesday night. Whatever your ability or availability, we will find a place for you. If you would like to volunteer, call Pam Kellner at 712-1711 or Adam Batt at 712-1718.

In Matthew 18:5, Jesus said, “Whoever receives one little child like this in my name receives me.” Put yourself in position to receive abundant blessing by offering your time as a gift to God and to the children of this church. You might just reclaim some of that wonder and joy that has been missing from your celebration of Christmas.


Pamela Kellner