Children | Christmas | Consecration | Gift | Love

We had a lovely Director of Christian Education at our church in Virginia. Her name was Betty Jo Kendall. When Betty Jo came to our church, she organized a Children’s Christmas pageant. And she let the children decide on what gifts they would give the baby Jesus in the pageant. Some wanted to give him stuffed animals. Others wanted to give him toys. One beautiful little child named Sallie Baldwin had several conversations with Betty Jo before she admitted what she wanted to give the baby Jesus. Finally Betty Jo asked, “Sallie, what do you want to give Jesus?” “Oh, I’m so embarrassed,” said Sallie. “I shouldn’t tell you.” “That’s O. K. What is it?” “A kiss,” she said. And the night of the pageant, that is what she gave him. All the other angels brought their gifts of toys and animals. But Sallie bent over the manger and gave the little baby a kiss. A loving sigh went up…

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