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One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is to go to choir Christmas presentations. There’s just something about hearing a choir sing to make it feel like Christmas time! Who knows, maybe it takes me back to the fun I had during my days of singing in the choir.

This afternoon my sister, her kids, and I headed to Georgia to visit my other sister and her family. (There are four sisters altogether). My sister, Charity, is in the choir at her church and their choir’s Christmas program was tonight. She goes to First Baptist Church Woodstock, and let me just say that it’s a huge church that has excellent programs. 

As I sat there watching their depiction of the birth of our Savior, I couldn’t help but wonder what it was like to live in that time period. What did the locals think of Christ’s birth? Did they understand who Jesus was? Were they excited about His birth?

Rather than stopping at Jesus’ birth the choir continued through His death and resurrection. With tears streaming down my face during the crucifixion scene, I realized that this was the first time this season that I have stopped to remember the true reason for the season.

During this busy time of year, it’s fun to go to parties, give gifts, and play dirty Santa, but Christmas is really about Jesus’ birth. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”  That’s right, He loved us so much that He would gave up His son – what an awesome gift! 

It took going to a choir Christmas presentation to make me stop and reflect. I pray that you’ll stop and take some time to reflect before the season is over!

Thrifty T

1 Comment

  1. Tiffany
    Tiffany12-12-2011

    Amen, T, amen!!! We went to Northside Baptist's "Night in the Toy Store" Christmas musical presentation last night and it was wonderful! Taylor thoroughly enjoyed it and I was more than pleased that they, too, went from Jesus birth through many of His miracles and to His death, burial and resurrection. Christmas is a time to celebrate His birth, certainly, but how wonderful to remember His awful death on the cross and His magnificent resurrection. Truly an awesome gift He gave us!!!

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