Thursday, December 17, 2009
I am, in general, not a fan of Christmas programs before Christmas Eve. It takes away from Advent. This year I had to make an exception.
Last night the 4th-8th grade classes here at Trinity Lutheran School sang and performed their Christmas program called "Christmas in Reverse." (I'm still boggled about why it was called that.) Nevertheless, the program took us back to Adam and Eve and through the Old Testament and then through the narrative of the birth of Christ and even pointed to the cross, death, and resurrection of our Lord!
It was incredibly well done, and proclaimed the Gospel message perfectly and clearly. The classes were well rehearsed and so not even did they detract from the message of the forgiveness of sins.
It was very refreshing, as this has been a busy time of the year.