Friday, December 3, 2010

Message from Roger Bemis, Band Teacher

William Chatterton wrote the song “What Child is This?” at the age of twenty-nine when he was struck with a sudden near-fatal illness. He was confined to bed for several months and fell into a deep depression. However, out of this near-death experience, he wrote many hymns, including “What Child is This?” later set to the traditional English tune "Greensleeves".

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the season, with Christmas concerts, finals, grades that are due, family visits, presents to buy, trees to decorate…AHHHH!
STOP! Let’s not forget about the child!

Lets’ not forget that --- Jesus is the reason for the season. He is the reason Phoenix Christian exists. In order to give our children an education that also includes coming to know the Saviour of the world as their best friend. Are you going to share that with anyone?

Jesus is the reason for the season. This is the perfect time to share that with family, friends, neighbors and best of all…strangers. Christmas is a great ice-breaker to talk to anyone about our savior. The Messiah’s birth can be a great segue into the cross. Without his birth (Luke 2:11-12), we would not have his death and resurrection (Matthew 28:5-7). Use this season to share His love with everyone you come in contact with.

1 comment:

  1. Roger,

    Thank you for this great reminder--to not forget that Jesus is the reason for the season! Merry Christmas!


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