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Some Children See Him
SDA school takes Christmas program to Cherry Village
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The children from Great Bends Seventh-day Adventist School sing Christmas music for residents of Cherry Village, Friday. The half-hour program of vocal music included some students playing the bells and a keyboard solo. Principal Betty Hay, seated by the Baby Jesus, helped the children with the words and music. Instructor Doris Reile played the keyboard. - photo by Susan Thacker/Great Bend Tribune

Nine students from Great Bend’s Seventh-day Adventist School took time out from an art project Friday and traveled to the Cherry Village nursing home to present their Christmas music program. A room full of residents and guests listened to the 30-minute program.

This was a particularly well attended program, said Shelly Estes, activity director at Cherry Village. “The residents were absolutely thrilled to have the children sing to them,” she said. “They love the younger generation.”

Music instructor Doris Reile introduced one of the final songs, “Some Children See Him,” about how children of different races see Jesus as someone who looks like themselves:

Some children see Him lily white, the baby Jesus born this night ...
Some children see him bronzed and brown, with dark and heavy hair ...
Some children see Him almond-eyed ... with skin of yellow hue ...
Some children see Him dark as they, and ah! they love Him, too!”

Although the SDA school is small, it is a diverse group, Reile noted. “We have all different cultures.”
Principal Betty Hay told the audience, “These kids have all committed their lives to Christ."