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It is that time of the year – Children’s Christmas Pageant time!!
The picture with this email is not last year’s pageant. This is from two years ago. There was none last year due to Covid. And I missed it!! I love everything about it – the costumes, the music, the chaos, the stuff-that-goes-wrong-that-you-didn’t-see-coming, and of course the tears/laughter.
But most importantly, the story. The Story!
It’s the same story though right? Everyone gets ready – Jesus arrives – people tell the news – the world is changed. And I DON’T get tired of it. In fact, I crave it. I need it.
I need to be reminded of it day in and day out. The simple story of a complex love, grace, forgiveness and presence for us. Us?! Yes, Us!
As the days get darker, we’ll hear it again Sunday. We’ll sing again Sunday. We’ll laugh again Sunday. We’ll be reminded of the gift again Sunday.
But I also hope you’ll remember today – Emmanuel – God with you – today – now. This Light shines in the darkness and NOOOOOOO darkness will overcome it!
Welcome back to the greatest story ever told – for today. If you want to see a preview of the pageant CLICK HERE. This year’s full pageant has been recorded for the kid’s safety and will be shown as part of worship on Sunday. You’ll also be able to view the whole thing on our YouTube and Facebook pages.
Lord, thanks for the profound story being broken open by the kids. Amen,
Still in One Peace,