The Children's Rosary® is a prayer group movement that was begun out of love for Our Lady and Her Son. Jesus tells us "Truly, I say to you unless you turn and become like children you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven" (Matthew 18:3). The Children's Rosary is an effort to begin in parishes rosary prayer groups composed of children and led by children. Through prayer of the Rosary Our Lady will guide our young people while at the same time sanctify families and Parishes.
While many think of Kings journeying great distances led by a star to place treasures before the Baby Jesus on Three Kings Day, the Children's Rosary had a surprise this year. A visitor was at the door who had traveled through the snow to visit the children. He was waiting for little hands to pull open a box to reveal..... the child JESUS!!
Infant of Prague
After carefully unwrapping Him the children found his crown and tenderly placed it on His head. The statue is known to many as the Infant of Prague. The arrival of Our Lord on the Three Kings Day brought wonderful excitement to the house. The statue was meant as a gift for the Children's Rosary sent by a member of the Children's Rosary with a hope that the children might enjoy having Him present during meetings. It was a wonderful blessing for us and a further evidence that Our Lord will not be outdone in His generosity. For the children their thoughts have been on bringing presents to the crib of Our Lord and for Him to arrive in such a way was something very sweet. Indeed Our Lord and His Mother have such a tenderness. In looking at the pictures of the children opening the big box I am reminded of the boxes which were packed two weeks ago and sent to Kenya full of Rosaries and cards with hopes they might arrive by today. Not anticipating that we would be the one opening a box ourselves this day. Beautiful lessons of love Our Lord is teaching the children. Also just noticed another sweet thing. Kostin's picture of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, which he found by the side of the road where she was put out for the dump pickup, is present to the left side of the photo above. Indeed even the Saints seem to have gathered to see Our Lord placed before the children with His crown in place.
My humble prayer for us all tonight is that we can each place the newborn Jesus in the first place in our life. In this way He can lead us all to salvation. Amen.