The kids keep begging for more of what he remembers, talk about stringing popcorn and family and simple
family memories and the joy of being together and celebrating the real reason for Christmas, of God sending
his Son. You could have them read a story, talk about how he received a orange and a box of cracker jack
after the program etc, anything you want! At the end have Grandpa explain salvation and that Christmas is
just the beginning of the story, it will end many years later on a cross. He tells the grand kids the present he wants to receive most of all is
to have them love the Lord. " I have no greater Joy than to know my children are walking in the truth." 3 John 1:4 Mom arrives home and
they say goodnight. Grandpa goes back to his chair picks up his bible and holds it tenderly and says "Merry Christmas" to himself and he closes
his eyes and nods off.
We concluded by handing out cracker jacks to everyone, or "remember candy canes" and
had Grandpa's grand daughter say, "I have a book in my back pack
about the legend of the candy cane." Then she read it to the audience,
(great story!). Hand out candy canes at the end. Use the idea and make
it your own!
Copyright 2013 Mary Goemaat
Children's Director Faith Church, Michigan.
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