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Doodle 101 / Whose Birthday is it Anyway?

Doodle 101 / Whose Birthday is it Anyway?

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A favorite story I like to tell to my “kids” at church is this…

There once was a boy named Billy.  He was SOOOO excited for his birthday party and invited all of his friends from school.

The day of the party arrived, and Billy sat by his front window, waiting with great anticipation.

One by one, each of his friends walked towards his house with a beautifully wrapped gift…but as he waited to greet them, the doorbell never rang.

Puzzled, he ran back to the window to find that each of his friends walked right by his house, without stopping to even glance his way.

Where were they going? Why did they carry a gift if not for him?

Billy sat an waited all afternoon, but not one friend came to celebrate his birthday with him. He realized that it wasn’t the gifts he didn’t receive that made him sad, it was watching his friends pass by his house without even a thought…that broke his heart.

This Christmas…Whose Birthday is it anyway? Might Jesus feel like Billy, as He watches us celebrate with each other without even glancing His way?

Celebrate Jesus Birthday this Christmas.

Give Him EVERY glance…

in the way that you share

in the way that you serve

love others in His name

extend the gift He gave to you:)

I had buttons made for all our “kid’s church” leaders to wear, and I get them out and put one on to this day!  I am always in need of this reminder!

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Bless you,

sue

 



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