It's one of my favorite things, to lead the children's choir at our church. This is the busiest time of year for us as we are preparing for a Christmas musical, but as a special treat we sang at the tree lighting ceremony on our county courthouse steps.
There's a special story behind about 10 of these kids. They are kids in the foster system. Over the last few years several families in our church have been loving on those who need a safe place to stay and a home full of love.
I can't help but teach during choir, but this year it seems particularly important. We have re-focused our interest on telling as many truths as we can (each week) so those who are with us for a short time will know a truth from the Word. I try to never let our time pass to not tell them they are loved, treasured and that God has a lot of thoughts about them.
Our musical is more simple than it's ever been, filled with carols and songs and lots of simple drama about the holy night when Jesus was born. No big sets, no long songs...but these kids, if they are here on the 19th will act and sing the Biblical account of Jesus' birth. It's a huge responsibility and my favorite thing this Christmas.