Yesterday in our 4th Grade Sunday School class we had a small Christmas celebration. The week before during the singing time K, one of our special needs girls said, "We're supposed to sing Christmas carols," so we decided to have a time of Christmas carol requests. Shube came in to play the piano and we were rollin'. During the first song, K made her way to the front to do some signing to the songs. She was right next to me. At one point, she leaned close to me and said with a huge smile on her face, "We're both wearing red today." All the kids were having fun, but K especially so. As I looked into the class of about 40 4th graders and 7 or 8 adults, the smiles were huge and we all enjoyed K enjoying herself. She requested Jingle Bells and we all dove right in. We sang lots of traditional carols: Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, etc. We finished with a roaring rendition of Rudolph, requested by K! The teachers in the back sang out all of the "like Monoply" and "like George Washington" tags.
I prayed at the end of our singing, thanking God for the gift of Christmas and the gift of songs that worship him and allow us to enjoy each other. Is there anything that makes someone enjoy themselves more than seeing someone having a great time? That was the gift that K gave us yesterday (and has given us often.) This is the body of Christ. God has created all kinds of people to give us joy and to bring him glory. K certainly did both yesterday. She gave all of us an early Christmas highlight.