Monday, December 17, 2012

The Pageant

Once again, we've seen the story of the first Christmas as told by the Sunday School in words and music and action.
We've seen angels 
and heard them proclaim the 
message of good news.  "unto you is born .... a saviour."

The shepherds arrived at the manger. 

And what are shepherds, without a stray sheep or two?

The kings arrived, bringing their gifts.  
The baby in the manger got a little exuberant but totally charmed us all.

   As it is, each time it is enacted, the pageant was wonderful.  Praise God that generations of children retell the story year after year. This year's angel is next year's Mary.  Last year's sheep is this year's Joseph.  Played the world over, sometimes with children in bathrobes and towels, sometimes with actors in rich gowns and jewelled crowns, the nativity play draws us close to the manger, close to the infant king who changed the world. 
    Praise God that each year we hear again that "unto us a child      is born, unto us a son is given and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counsellor, the Might God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace."

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