peace on earth

One of our joys with grandchildren nearby is to attend their school and Sunday School Christmas programs. It seems especially appropriate for children to share the good news of a special child’s birth. We smile at the fidgeting boys and shy girls as they line up on stage to take turns at a microphone. We’re gratified when they memorize their lines and speak (or read) them loud and clear.

But even if they stumble over the words or costumes, the effect is delightful. Our hearts warm to little cherubs softly singing “Away in a Manger” with motions and thrill to children’s choir belting out “NOEL, NOEL” to raise the roof.  A tingling rendition of “O Holy Night” played with color-coded hand bells is simply beautiful to our ears and surely must be to God’s as well. Thanks be to Him for his indescribable gift!

carols sung, bells rung

girl Mary holds baby doll

child’s heart of worship


Lisa hosts first haibun Monday of the new year at dVerse poetics…come join us!

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. janicead
    Jan 09, 2022 @ 14:57:58

    One of the best things in life.


  2. The Cheesesellers Wife
    Jan 04, 2022 @ 13:11:27

    I loved all the Christmas productions when my boys were young! Especially the one where my son, as the headteacher put it, “Brained the baby Jesus”. In a fit of shyness he threw the mrryh into the manger…..


  3. Ingrid
    Jan 04, 2022 @ 11:41:25

    Oh, that truly is a gift! I adore school performances ❤️


  4. Linda Lee Lyberg
    Jan 04, 2022 @ 10:49:34

    How sweet and tender Lynn.


  5. pvcann
    Jan 04, 2022 @ 07:34:48

    such joy Lynn


  6. merrildsmith
    Jan 04, 2022 @ 06:49:56

    That’s so lovely and special, Lynn. And it’s wonderful that you live nearby your grandchildren.


  7. ben Alexander
    Jan 04, 2022 @ 03:30:42

    child’s heart of worship

    That’s really beautifully rendered, Lynn.



  8. Carol Congalton
    Jan 04, 2022 @ 00:42:41

    A lovely haibun indeed!


  9. rothpoetry
    Jan 03, 2022 @ 23:15:26

    I love that you celebrate with your children at their church program! They are so cute. Love the photo!


  10. Lucy
    Jan 03, 2022 @ 22:19:22

    Aww, that’s beautiful! It must sound so delightful. 🙂


  11. msjadeli
    Jan 03, 2022 @ 20:38:23

    Lynn what a way to light up the world with blessings. Children singing, bells ringing, praising the birth of a small child.


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