Peter Green: December 2015
With our Christingle service due on Christmas Eve at 4pm, I was reminded of one I attended a few years ago. My wife and I had taken the two older boys of one of our friends. As with most children at Christingle they were quiet, attentive and interested. They especially liked receiving the typical Christingle 'take away' like the one in the photo. However, on the way home, the older boy, aged about 8 asked me to explain again, "the bit about the candle." I said that it represented Jesus as the light of the world. There was a pause then the perfectly sensible question, "What does that mean?". The best I could come up with at the time was to say, "Well Jesus came into the world to make it better." To which the six year-old younger brother immediately objected, "He's no doctor!" Never work with animals or children they say. But do take the children along to the Christingle!
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