by Rusty Stowe - Senior Adult Minister
Several years ago the theme for our Christmas celebrations around here was “Simply Christmas.” Our goal was to share with our community the fact that Jesus came into this world in a very simple way. In the Biblical account we read taken from Luke chapter 2 we see that the plans God had for the human birth of His only Son was to be “simple”. Yet through the years we have experienced more stress during the Christmas season than any other time of the year.
This year we have seen the simplicity of the season as the pre-school and children’s choirs presented their versions of Christmas. Granted, all the directors, may not have experienced much “simplicity”, but the way it turned out was such a blessing to those of us who were here.
Our Mustang Christmas Village experienced its “opening night” on Tuesday and we were once again filled with joy to see so many kids from our local schools come and share the music of Christmas with us. Our volunteers did a marvelous job of making the night run in an orderly manner.
Monday evening December 4, we were able to provided several families in our community with food, household goods and toys as we hosted “A Joyous Christmas.” Once again, it took several volunteers to make this night a blessing for those who were here.
Now, we are looking forward to this Sunday evening, December 10, as we will hear from our multigenerational choir, orchestra and soloists as they present “The Thrill of Hope.” Dr. Bill Green will narrate our story as Jon directs all of the groups.
Indeed, it sounds like a lot of activities and we will all be tired come January, but it will be worth it all when we see people come to hear about the simple birth of the King of all kings and Lord of all lords.
Come and celebrate with us!