It’s that time of year, I guess. I’m fighting a cold, and no, it’s not Covid. I’m just fighting an old-fashioned cold, and it’s really important that I wait until after tomorrow morning to give in to it.
I’ve been invited to portray the story of Jesus’ birth from Mary’s perspective. It’s about half-an hour for the script (which I wrote) plus music and a short message from the pastor.
This is all going to happen at Bible Baptist Church in Quakertown, which is presently meeting at the Highland Park Campgrounds chapel near Souderton. We have lots of old friends there, so this is going to be a real treat, seeing people we’ve known and loved for many years.
The program will be live-streamed on You Tube, BibleBaptistcares.org.
Also, I’ve taped the script for radio with friends from church, missionaries Ken and Nancy Kirkland. They have been missionaries in Antigua for many years, and still are involved with the radio station they worked with down there. You can find it online at RadioLighthouse.website. There are three segments, airing on the 21st, 23rd, and 28th, at 6:15 a.m. and p.m. If you’re interested, they play some interesting cultural programs, as well as some good music.
I was also invited to present the reading at Upper Bucks Christian School, 4-6th grades. So I’ve had plenty of practice for tomorrow. It has been a blessing to me as I studied and researched to write the script. It’s a good thing to look at the beloved Christmas story through new eyes, and it has been wonderful to put myself in Mary’s place, trying to understand her heart and mind from Bethlehem to Calvary and beyond.
This is the last Sunday before Christmas, so I will take the opportunity to wish you all a warm, wonderful, and blessed Christmas day. Never forget it’s not just about food and decorations and lights and music. It’s always, only, and forever about Jesus!