Nate is 20 years old and a bit nervous about his stage debut in ten days. He has a beautiful singing voice, but seems not to believe that God gave him such a precious gift.
Allison is 10 years old and a bit nervous about her stage debut in ten days. She was listening, for the first time, to Nate sing his solo. Her eyes grew wide and her little jaw dropped, as Nate’s voice soared from low register to high register, filled with the emotion of the moment.
“That was incredible!” Allison stared at him with smiling wonder, her face beamed with the joy of Nate’s singing.
“Out of the mouths of babes and infants, You, O God, have ordained praise, to silence the foe and the avenger.” (Psalm 8:2)
Nate believed the gift.
She accepted the gift.
In this precious season when Followers of Jesus Christ celebrate the birth of God the Son, I desire to better believe the Gift, like Nate, and sincerely accept the Gift, like Allison.