Thinking Out Loud

December 22, 2018

Christmas: The Local Church’s Big Finish

Filed under: Christianity, Church — Tags: , , , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 8:29 am

Tomorrow kicks off about 48 hours to which pastors and music directors have been preparing and looking forward to for many months. Services on Christmas Sunday and Christmas Eve (and in some traditions, Christmas Day) mark an occasion when instrumentalists and vocalists shine, and pastors have the opportunity to speak (even if briefly) to a crowd including relatives and visitors they might never again get to reach.

The picture above is what it looked like last week at the front of our church. A few extra touches to remind us that it’s a time of celebration. God has entered our story. The Christ child has been born.

The picture below is one I had to share with you. Drew Dyck (who’d want me to mention that he’s the author of the new Moody Press release, Your Future Self Will Thank You) posted this picture on Twitter of his daughter, whose name is Mary, playing Mary. (He calls it typecasting.) There will be lots of scenes like this over the next few days.


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