I attended my daughter’s third grade Christmas production this morning. Actually, I’m not sure I am being politically correct in using the word “Christmas.” As enjoyable as it was, it saddened me to see how hard the school had to work to take Jesus out of the picture. I’m sure that many of the teachers and administrative staff were just as sad. The kids sang a lot of songs about snow and snowmen, sleigh and jingle bells, even caring and sharing. But gone were Silent Night, Away In A Manger and there was no Little Town of Bethlehem.
I’m sorry to see the change from when I grew up. But I also understand. We live in a post-Christian society. It makes my job as a Jesus-following parent all that more important. Tabitha knows what Christmas is all about. She is a light in her school. That’s what Jesus asks us to be.