(A Message to My Grandchildren)

By Jerelyn Pearson


Soon we’ll celebrate a very special birthday. At the end of December Brooklyn will be two years old. Not long after that, we will celebrate another special birthday. A new baby boy will be born into our family. Then before long, we’ll celebrate Blake’s birthday. He will be five years old in February. In June Jayden will be two years old and we’ll celebrate his birthday. Then in July we look forward to Hunter’s first birthday.

Each of us celebrates a birthday once a year. Each year you get one year older as you grow up. Your mom and your dad celebrate birthdays also. Even Pa Pa Jay and Gran Jerelyn have a birthday every year. We get one year older too.

Birthdays are very special days. Your friends and family celebrate with you. There’s one birthday that’s the most special of all. It’s so special that all over the world people celebrate. This special birthday is the birthday of Jesus.

God loves the world so much that he decided to give us the best gift of all. He performed a miracle and his Son Jesus was born. Jesus’ birthday was so special that the angels sang. God put a special star in the sky to lead the shepherds to the place where Jesus was born. Wise men brought him special gifts.

Of course, Jesus didn’t stay a baby. He grew up just like you are growing up. When he was a man, he had a very important job to do. His job was to make it possible for us to live with God forever. He went ahead to be with God and prepare a place for us to join him.

Right now he lives with his Father in Heaven. Even though we can’t see him, he is always here with us too, especially at Christmas time when we celebrate his Birthday. He said “Where two or three people get together in my name, I am with them.”

If you believe that he lived, and died, and was raised from the dead, and lives with God in Heaven; and you ask him to be your Lord and Savior, he will live in your heart. And you will be able to live with him forever. And that’s a lot of birthdays!



From the December 2005 issue of The Vine & Branches