I look forward to the Christmas pageant every year. I remember my first time in the pageant. I was two. I played a shepherd. Every year when we rummage through the costumes to prepare for the new pageant, I find the tiny costume I once wore. Every year the pageant is different, but each one still tells the remarkable story of Jesus’ birth.
“And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. And the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which shall be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. “And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths, and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:9-12
The story of Jesus’ birth is wondrous. It amazes me how the tiniest baby born in a shabby barn, is the King of Kings, sent here to save us all from our sins.
Reflection: above is a picture of this year’s pageant cast and directors. Who do you think enjoys more, adults or kids or maybe grandparents? Do you recall being a church pageant when you were young? What was special about it?
Prayer: offer a prayer of thanksgiving for each one involved with telling “the remarkable story of Jesus birth” at Christmas.
Action: Plan to attend this year’s pageant taking place Sunday Dec 15th. Invite some friends to come too ~ it is truly one of the most special days of the year at our church!
Eva is 9 years old. She loves dancing, reading, and God.