Karissa, Amy and I were in the kitchen the other day listening to the radio. A Christmas song was on that kept using the word Immanuel in it. I saw it as a teachable moment, so here is how our conversation went:
I asked them, "Girls, do you know what Immanuel means?"
They answered that they didn't, so I said, "It means, 'God with us.' It is one of Jesus' names. It means that He is God with us."
The girls were quiet for awhile, and I thought they had moved on to other things until Karissa said, "Mommy, do you know what I want for Christmas?"
"No, honey, what do you want for Christmas?"
She got a sweet smile on her face and answered, "I want Immanuel."
My heart melted! Oh the faith of a child. I wish we all had this Christmas wish on our wish lists. Oh, Lord help me to have a heart that says, "Daddy, You know what I want for Christmas? You. I want You this holiday season." I was deep in thought, when Amy decided she didn't want to miss the opportunity.
"I want a Disney Princess Baby Daycare!" She said. : )