Usually, I am on this side of a Christmas program.
This year, long after I thought the coast was clear (read as all parts were filled), I was asked to participate as a reader.
Today, at the final practice, I find myself on this side of the program... looking at the backs of Sunday school kids instead of their faces.
Although I miss seeing the program, and listening unpressured to beautiful music, I have the privilege of reading some of the most significant words of the season...
But He made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.
Thanks be to God for His unspeakable gift.
And she brought forth her son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. (Philippians 2:7, II Corinthians 9:15, Luke 2:7)
It has been a good thing...