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Sometimes a Childlike Faith Keeps our Spirits Singing

by | Nov 21, 2015 | Faith

” …and a little child shall lead them.” Isaiah 11:6 ( NIV)

It was fall, and deep within my spirit, I was longing to start singing Christmas carols. As I expressed my joy for this activity with my friends, I was hoping they would join me in my enthusiasm; but that was not to be.

“It’s too soon,” they remarked.

For me the timing was right. Ever since I was girl, fall brought with it the time to start practicing Christmas presentations. I ordered a Christmas CD and concluded that I would sing along with it.

The day my CD arrived in the mail, I couldn’t wait to get it unwrapped from the cellophane package. I played the marvelous carols such as “Angels We Have Heard On High” and ” Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem.” As I listened to the words chime, I thought what a wonderful way to meditate on God’s truth. As I continued in the splendor of this activity, I reminisced about all the Christmas plays I was in as a child. I basked in the memory of entering the sanctuary wearing angel wings, and singing the chorus ” Glory to God in the Highest.”

One afternoon, my carols were softly playing in the background while I spoke with my 5-year-old granddaughter over the phone. I was only a few words into our conversation when she paused and said, “Grandma, turn that up.”

Surprised by her comment, I asked, ” Can you hear my Christmas carols playing?”

“Yes Grandma. Turn that up, ” she replied, with a fascination in her voice.

I finally found someone to share my joy for Christmas Caroling, I thought. Who is more perfect to share it with, than a child?

We then discussed the birth of Christ being the reason the beautiful songs were sung.

Hearing Crystall’s amazement for the carols made me realize that I was being led by the childlike faith my heart beheld for Christ. A faith I pray will never disappear.

The prophet Isaiah told us that a child would lead us. I was lead by the child in my spirit to the Christmas carol. I hope you will be too, at any time of the year.

Annettee Budzban