FirstAdventEditedDuring the Christmas season when my daughter was three years old, the number of presents under the tree slowly increased as the day approached. Caught up in the spirit and excitement of gifts and giving as only three-year-olds can be, one morning she was picking up, examining, shaking and guessing what was inside every package. Then, in a burst of inspiration, she picked up a bow that had fallen off one present and held it on top of her head. She looked up with twinkling eyes and beamed a smile bright as the Star as she said, “Look at me Daddy, I’m a present!” Her words were more true than she realized.


from Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned from Jesus; 1998 David C. Cook Publishing Company