Osler School held their annual Christmas Concert last night. As usual I was IMPRESSED! The entire concert focused on Christ, and all the attributes of a Christian life...peace, love, joy, patience, etc. They even had a real baby for the nativity scene...how sweet is that!!!
Morgun loves these events and sings his heart out.
Alex, on the other hand generally mouths the words and rarely admits that he actually enjoys the concert.
And of course Malia loved it and sang and recited her poem with true Malia spirit!
It warms my heart to know that a public school still presents such a concert. However, I find it a little disturbing to hear most people express stunned praise for the concert focusing on Christ. Perhaps it is because most public schools are no longer allowed to express "religious" views...certainly that is part of it...but sometimes it irritates me...it's as though people are shocked that so many Christians actually send their kids to a public school. Don't get me wrong. There is a time and place for Christian schools, and I am not the one to make the call as to when it is in the best interest of a child or family. I would think that in a predominately Christian community this should not come as such a shock...after all, as parents we can/do have a huge impact on what happens at our children's schools. Perhaps what disturbs me the most is people complaining about prayer, etc being pulled from public schools...but these same people pull their kids from the public system and place them in Christian schools....hmmm....less Christian families/kids in public schools...and we wonder why there is less emphasis placed on Christian values??? (sarcasm intended) I guess all I am trying to say is lets not be shocked at the impact Christians have in their community, including public schools...and how mighty our God is...after all, he will accomplish what he intends to accomplish!