Saturday, December 12, 2009

Celebrate, Jesus, Celebrate

Friday night was our annual Living Nativity at Kenwood Church.  We have stations that depict portions of the Christmas story.  We have Mary, Elizabeth, Joseph, the angels, shepherds, and even animals.  We have a good time and the community seems to enjoy the presentation.

My favorite part  of our event every year is the closing.  We all join together, have a prayer of thanks, and sing Silent Night.  I don't know if it was a silent night or not, but I do know that throughout our entire Living Nativity including the final song that Jesus is celebrated.  We may miss the baby because of the activity of the jolly old man in the red suit at other times but not on this night.  This may be my favorite night of the time leading up to Christmas.  Jesus is our reason for the season.

The joy felt by all is amazing.  We certainly love to be together in this endeavor, but the truth is that we feel such joy because we are practicing what we preach.  We are celebrating the Christ child.

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