“The Promised One” – A Southside Baptist Church Christmas Cantata
The choir of Southside Baptist Church was pleased to perform this year’s Christmas Cantata, “The Promised One.”
The story was set in the days surrounding the birth of the Messiah, the Promised One. Seen from the perspective of two fathers and their sons, the play portrays two contrasting views of the person of the Jesus Christ. One father is a humble shepherd who teaches his son to look diligently for the coming of the Lord; the other father is a greedy inn keeper teaching his sanguine son the “important things in life” despite the questioning of the father’s cynicism.
The play was creatively interposed with Christmas coral arrangements performed by the choir as the drama unfolded with the news that Christ was born in a manger behind the inn keeper’s stable. The shepherds rejoice with celebration as they share the news, but the inn keeper recoils in confusion as he wonders how the King of kings could be born so lowly in a manger. The shepherd’s son determined to “make room” in his heart for Jesus Christ, but the inn keeper’s son continued to question, “but what of Christ?”
What will you do with Christ this Christmas? Have you received Him as your personal Lord and Savior? Have you asked Him to forgive you of your sins? It is my prayer that we will all take time to “make room” in our hearts for Jesus, and not take the position of the inn keeper and state, “there is no room here for Him!”
Please take time to view our musical celebration of the birth of Christ in our performance of “The Promised One”.