For the past several weeks, I have been working with the kids in our church every Sunday to put on a Christmas program. We are a small church and don't have a lot of kids but we had enough to do something special for Christmas. What we decided to do is a living nativity. Susan, my mother-in-law, read through Luke 2 and the kids, who dressed up as Mary and Joseph, shepherds, angels, and wise men, recited the passages of scripture that referred to their character and then placed themselves in the stable around the manger.
I was really excited to be able to use the skills I learned this summer from making our VBS props to create a stable for our stage.
Joseph and Mary
Our three wise men and our star. Poor Shawn, he was a real trooper. He carried the star to the stable and lifted it high up about the wall. I was able to plug it in so that it was all lit up with 150 Christmas lights but the poor guy had to hold it up while we sang some Christmas songs. That star got quite heavy, but he silently held it high til the end.
The Shepherds were quite a crew. They ranged in age from five to nine and were full of energy.
We had a really good turnout for the program and Todd was able to follow it up with a gospel presentation. Our continued prayer for our church and our community is that they be impacted with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Now that the program is over, I can relax a bit. All I have left to do now is tear it all down and pack it away for another year.