Matt and Mandy

“Matt and Mandy,” Friend, Dec. 2008, 23

Matt and Mandy

Matt and Mandy by a Christmas tree

Illustrations by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

“Lullaby, lullaby, my little one. Lullaby, my child so dear.”

It must have been wonderful to be Mary on the first Christmas.

But it wasn’t so wonderful later on when they killed her Son.

But He rose again. That was wonderful too.

I guess it was sad and wonderful for Mary. But for us, it’s all wonderful.

“Let all creation join my song, for peace and love this night are born.”*