Using the Godly Play curriculum, we prepare the children for the arrival of Jesus in a series of lessons called “The Mystery of Christmas.” They learn of Mary and Joseph’s trip to Bethlehem, of the barn where He is born, of the star which leads the shepherds and of the animals who were there to receive Him. But the look on the children’s face when they learn about the cow who went to his feed box for food and instead found Jesus is priceless. The cow’s expression turns from bewilderment to joy.
That morning in a barn a gift was given to all… A gift of grace for all to share. May we too experience the birth of Christ in awe and wonder as the cow did and as my children do!