Monday, December 11, 2006

Kid's Christmas Programs...a delight

All churches have a great leveler in Christmas programs. Squirrely 3rd graders, wiggly 2nd graders, prima-dona 6th grade girls who want to be grown up and play at the same time. Sheep and shepherds, angels and wise men, bales of hay and video-camera laden parents on the sides.
A lot of times churches (read pastors) compete with their various levels of sophistication, impact, relevance, and spiritual muscle. But not at Christmas programs. The script is always the same. The music is the same. The chaos is the same. And the beauty and wonder is the same. It's not about us and our great achievements, but about the audacious in-breaking of God into our silly world with his love. It is a message that ought to be reserved just for kids to announce and perform.
Aftern the play, we gathered around tables to eat together and talk loudly over the dinn of the kids running and playing tag. Life does not get better than this. Pacem.


At 6:06 PM , Blogger Rebecca said...

Thank you for reading my blog, you know the one about the Christmas cookies? Hehe. I am surprised that anyone looks at it at all. And I am really glad someone found that as funny as I did. Oh, I'm Rebecca...nice to meet you by the way! ;)

At 6:23 PM , Blogger Ted Gossard said...

Wow, awesome. I feel like I was there. Yeah, you're right.


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