Advent: Day Twenty-Three

Advent Activity: Sing Christmas carols at a nursing home.

I vividly remember this one woman who used to belt out “Amazing Grace” at the top of her lungs each time my Sunday School class visited the nursing home to sing along with the residents growing up.  It still brings tears to my eyes to picture her singing out to the Lord without a concern for anyone around her.  It was beautiful to me even as a little girl.  My hope is that this experience (and many more to come) will stay with them long after they are under our roof.  Thanks, Mom and Dad, for those memories from my sweet childhood.

The boys and I got together with some people from our church to sing Christmas carols at a nursing home last night.  We went last year, too, but this year the boys were much more prepared for it.  They really did a wonderful job, sitting still and singing songs when they knew them.  Ethan even walked around and shook people’s hands, wishing them a Merry Christmas.  He brought his song book with him to show people and to use for the words of some of the songs (thanks, Auntie Lauren and Uncle Ger, for that gift last year…they still LOVE it).  Both boys went to the front and sang “Jingle Bells” for everyone!!  Brave boys!  I couldn’t help but snap a really quick picture because I never want to forget that night.  It was beautiful.

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Bible Verse:

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

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