Well what a busy morning. It was Jacob's last ever day at nursery. He had a great time and Emma and I watched his graduation concert! Imagine a group of 4/5 year olds graduating from nursery!
The kids chose their favourite songs to sing to all us parents and one of them was called "Superstar", a Christmas one about how Jesus can be your superstar! I was surprised they sung this at Christmas last year and today, because a lot of schools and nurseries in the UK can be very secular these days and not mention Jesus. They even did a nativity at Christmas with the proper story and not one adapted to fit these modern times.
Emma enjoyed the singing but was a bit cross when all the boys and girls received certificates and lovely new storybooks as parting gifts. She shouted "I want a book!" and folded her arms in a massive huff!
I think it was all a bit too much for her as she is now napping and Jacob is playing in the garden.
I love these verses from Matthew:
15But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple area, "Hosanna to the Son of David," they were indignant.
16"Do you hear what these children are saying?" they asked him.
"Yes," replied Jesus, "have you never read,
" 'From the lips of children and infants
you have ordained praise?"
I have always felt that my kids understand and see Jesus our Lord in such a different light to me. I often think they are closer to him because of the child like way in which they see things.
" 2He called a little child and had him stand among them. 3And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.4Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."
Jesus wants us to become child like in our faith and who better to teach us how to do this than our own children. I see the way Jacob is curious and accepting of what I teach him about Jesus. He asks questions and probes further but he accepts things as they are and is eager and keen to learn more and more. I pray that I can be more like this!
Love Collette x