Last week, I mentioned the story of a third-grade girl at a Christmas pageant who was pretty small and couldn't see the            manger. She had helped work on it and wanted to see Jesus in the manger. Frustrated, she yelled out, "Let Jesus show!"        That this comment was really LOUD and heard by everyone during the program was just fine with the director and the              pastors. And this story is making quite the rounds this Christmas in America. 

      I'm not sure where it was, but only that it was at an Episcopal church somewhere in our great land. What a rich and poetic      comment! The point of today's program by the children is to Let Jesus Show. Even if they forget words, fidget and look            down more than sing or speak, they are trying to do what that little girl did at the church. To say without doubt or question that Jesus our Savior, is born in Bethlehem! May the grace AND truth of our Lord Jesus Christ make its way into your heart and mind and soul "from the mouths of babes." Joy in him, and see you Tuesday or Wednesday! 

Pastor Dieterichs