I take turns teaching our Jr. Church hour with two other women in my church. Today was my turn. I taught a lesson that had a CHRISTmas theme. I shared the verse Matthew 1:21 - "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins."
I talked about the meaning of a name and I had gone ahead and looked up each of the children's names and told them what they meant. Oh, we had such a good time as I told Jorge his name meant "farmer" and Damien that his name meant "tamer and peace maker". The girls laughed as they found out that their names meant "hillside", "small stream" or "princess".
I really enjoyed spending time with these children. I also enjoyed sharing with them that the name Jesus means "the Lord saves". Not only am I thankful that He came to save us, but I am also choosing joy in the fact that we can share this good news with everyone!