The JOY of Christmas!

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Last night we celebrated Christmas at Glenwood UMC through music, song and art.  It was a wonderful evening filled with rejoicing, joy, and laughter! 

Dave Morgan and his wife D.K. gave us this wonderful evening as a gift.  Gifts come in many shapes and forms and this one was from the heart and full of passion! 

Dave plays the vibraphone and the marimba! ( among other things) and D.K. was on her keyboard.

 

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When the kids came in and saw everything they wanted to play too!  So, Dave, being the gracious man that he is, gave them a lesson!  It was so fun to watch this man share his passion with these kids and to watch them take it in!

God gives us gifts and when we use them for Him it can help change the world.

 

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Dave is showing the kids how to hold the instruments.  It was fascinating to watch him play and I hope that I can see him again soon!

I cannot tell you how much of a treat this evening was for everyone! 

God is good!

 

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Look at the kids faces….precious!

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I think Brian likes it….

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Joy! Joy! Joy!

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D.K. on the keyboard

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Dave singing…wow!

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Dave playing Linus and Lucy…( Snoopy theme song)

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The kids and I got out the chalk….

 

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We started a drawing together with the angels under the stars and baby Jesus in the barn.

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The kids took over….

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When you give kids an opportunity to be a part of the service you receive a HUGE blessing by their obedience. 

Here we have hearts with angel wings being drawn by the beautiful hands of a 7 year old.  She loves Jesus, her mommy, her daddy, her grandparents, her brothers, and her church.  I know because she sang a song about it one day! 

 

 

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Here is one of her brothers placing stars in the sky.

  He couldn’t wait to get his hands on the chalk! 

 

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…and I have to tell you that when he placed these little hearts over the angels head I got tears in my eyes…these kids love their Lord and they showed it right here in this drawing.  This was not rehearsed, it was not even talked about-a few minutes before the evening festivities started I asked one of the kids if they wanted to draw.  The reply was, “ I’ve never done it like that before but if you help me, I’ll do it.” 

Don’t you love the honesty and willingness of a child?

God tells us to be like children too….

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This is what was in their heart last night…

JOY-Life-Light and Jesus! 

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JOY for GOD!  Whoop! Whoop!

It makes my heart full and very, very, thankful for my congregation who follow the leading of the Holy Spirit with me.  God is doing so many things through these people and I am blessed to be a part of their lives.  God took me, a mother of two kids, wife of one husband, and lover of her Lord and plopped her in the middle of Coal Creek, Va. to experience the love of God through His people.  Thanks be to God!  Amen!

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About godw1nz

I am the mom of three beautiful daughters, wife to a genius, sister to a teacher, sis-in-law to an engineer, daughter to a yankee and a rebel, and a woman chasing God. I love to read, draw and be with my family. If the reading inspires me, then I draw what I read. Almost everything I draw is based around or about Jesus Christ. I attend church at First United Methodist Hillsville. Ronnie Collins is my associate pastor, also a blogger here. I love the Lord with all my heart and I hope what you see here will inspire your heart.

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  1. This looks really great ! The music must have been filling that church to the ceiling. Your church looks really pretty and I love the tapestry/picture behind the podium. Did someone make that in your church? That is wonderful that the kids took to the drawing so well, I think you will get more kids just for that reason. Yay !

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