I decided to take a few days and read the story of Jesus birth to the boys. Today I shared about the 3 wise men coming to give gifts to their king and worship him and Collin said with the most excited voice... "now I know why we celebrate Christmas, I never knew before!!!" He got up from the table leaving his bowl of oatmeal and cereal and began pacing the room... "we give gifts because it is a way to worship Jesus just like the wise men and we sing those songs about the star and the manager and the angels and the three kings because it came from that story!!! And Joseph isn't really Jesus' dad, God is! Joseph is kind of like a super hero because he saved Jesus by listening to the angels in his dreams and running away from king Herod.
He insisted that we put together the baby Jesus puzzle and he retold the story as we put it together... Clay didn't quite understand what Collin was saying but he did start singing a song that he learned in preschool with the tune of Mary had a little lamb "Mary had a baby boy-baby boy -baby boy, Mary had a baby boy and Jesus was his name."
When all the Christmas conversation settled Collin asked where Jesus is now. I love our little boys questions and I love that Jesus Is a LIGHT to reveal God to the nations Luke 2:32
prophecy said by Simeon on the day Mary and Joseph took baby Jesus to the temple to present him to the Lord