So what is Christmas all about, anyway?
I did a little exercise with my little four and five year olds at the Hoppy Palace English Tutoring Center this week, asking the kids which Christmas cards were their favorites. They picked out the sparkling snow scenes (even though... or maybe especially because few of them have ever seen real snow). Another big winner was the jolly Santa card.
When I showed them the cards with the manger scene, and the one of Mary and Jesus, the general response was, "not Christmas card."
I wonder how most kids in the world would answer… and I suspect maybe not all that differently.
"Do you understand what you are[seeing]?" Philip asked. "How can I," he said, "unless someone explains it to me?" -- Acts 8:30b-31 (paraphrased)
Wayne & I love getting to be part of telling the real story of Christmas with the people of Hong Kong and China.