11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
On Sunday we held the commissioning service for the Reception Class of St James’ School which was to welcome them into the school and ask God to watch over them now and as they grow up. Our children are born innocent and are closer to God than most of us, not being corrupted by the bad things of the world. While we cannot keep them completely isolated from those things, with the help of God we can help them to make the right choices so that they are able to reject what is bad when they do see it. The Lord will protect those who let him into their lives.
Also as it is the beginning of Advent, we have given out Advent calendars that come with a story explaining the real meaning of Advent and Christmas instead of the meaningless commercial propaganda that we are bombarded with from the TV and that adorns many so called Advent calendars. If you want one for your child they are free from church.