Three Days Until Christmas

He lives!

This is a cute story.   Nicholas, a kindergartner was excited to be in the school’s Winter Pageant.  His mom did not expect a Christmas theme–Christmas had left the classroom a long time ago.  But the program was fun and she enjoyed the songs about reindeer, and Santa Claus, snowflakes and good cheer.

When Nicholas’s class got up to sing his mom was surprised by the title of their song–Christmas Love.  The kindergartners lined up across the stage holding the letters in the song title.  As the class sang “C is for Christmas” the first child held up the big letter C.  So it went through the letters and through the song.  But suddenly the mother noticed that the little girl holding the M was holding her letter upside down.  

Some of the students in the audience laughed when the little girl held up her letter.  But she had no idea they were laughing at her and she proudly held her letter high–a big W.  As the last letter was held up and as the last verse of the song was being sung, the audience looked with wide eyes.  There in front of them was the reason for Christmas.  The letters spelled out CHRISTWASLOVE.

Christ was love and he still is.  He lives.  

Merry Christmas!

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About Karen Hopkins

Karen Hopkins (1949-) was born in Los Angeles and raised in Martinez, California. At seventeen she moved to Talcahuano, Chile. After completing her university degree she worked in London, England for Pan American Airlines and traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, and India. For twenty-six years Karen taught Spanish and English as a Second Language in a variety of settings including a private school in Panama, the "most remote school in the United States" in Ticaboo, Utah, the Navajo Reservation, and a teacher exchange in Hermosillo, Mexico. Karen and her husband traveled extensively throughout Mexico and Central America, spending many summers in the highlands of Chiapas and Guatemala . Karen currently lives in Southern Arizona, near the Mexican border.
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