The holiday cheer continued on Sunday at Southside Baptist as we were treated to a special play performed by the elementary children of our church. The marvelous story of Christmas was told to help remind us of the real meaning of Christmas.
The biblical narrative of Joseph and Mary’s story of travel and travail was sweetly portrayed by the little children. The story was filled with the singing of angels, the discovery of Christ by the shepherds, and the presentation of gifts by the wise men. The kids did a great job of not just capturing the heart of the story, but also of capturing our hearts. The excitement of discovering the Christ child laying in swaddling clothes in a manger remind us that Jesus was born to die on Calvary for the sins of humanity. The glorious story of delivery and deliverance warms my heart and fills it with gratitude as I recall that Jesus came to die for me.
The children put on a great show and cheered us as we prepare for more festivities with family and friends during this time of year. I hope that we can capture their spirit of excitement as we all remember the real meaning of Christmas this year. After all, the heavenly messengers brought a message of joy which shall be to all people. May we all find rest and peace in the person of Jesus Christ this Christmas.