This song, A Baby Just Like You by John Denver, the poem below and the Winter Holidays Pageant that surrounded it evoke some of the best memories I have of my time serving UUSG as their Director of Lifespan Religious Education. It seems a life time ago, yet I still hold the people there, especially the children, close in my heart.
For So the Children Come by Sophia Lyon Fahs, Unitarian Universalist Minister and Educator
"For so the children come And so they have been coming. Always in the same way they come born of the seed of man and woman.
No angels herald their beginnings. No prophets predict their future courses. No wisemen see a star to show where to find the babe that will save humankind.
Yet each night a child is born is a holy night, Fathers and mothers - sitting beside their children's cribs feel glory in the sight of a new life beginning.
They ask, "Where and how will this new life end? Or will it ever end?"
Each night a child is born is a holy night-- A time for singing, A time for wondering, A time for worshipping."
Every time a child is born.
Katie Scarlett Kaplan - Born July 6, 1991