Let’s get wrapped up in the twinkletivity and sparklehood of Jesus’ birthday! (Betcha never knew there were words like twinkletivity and sparklehood, eh?) Let’s be filled with the joy of His child-like spirit. Let’s practice the presence of God, especially in moments that surprise – or disappoint – us. Feel the warmth of our Heavenly Father as He wraps His arms round us in a great big bear hug.
Once I substituted for an elementary school music teacher for two weeks. A little girl stayed after class and said, “Mrs. Hare, do you believe in magic? ” She shot a quick look out to the hallway where her friends waited.
I said, “Do I believe in magic – like pulling rabbits out of hats and making elephants disappear? No.”
She looked down at her feet and said, “Oh.”
“But I believe in Jesus. I believe in the miracles he did. He fed thousands of people fish and bread. He healed people who were blind and sick. He forgives us for stuff we do wrong! That’s what I really believe in.”
The girl straightened up, flashed a grin, and raced out to the hallway.
“What did Mrs. Hare say?” her friends asked. “Does she believe in magic?”
“She said ‘yes!'”
I pray the magic of Christ over you today!