A Little Christmas Carol
Yesterday's service was an exciting one for me because the children at church performed in the mini-musical I wrote. It is called A Little Christmas Carol and tells the story of Carol, a Scrooge-like character who has forgotten what Christmas is really about. As Carol goes to sleep that night, she is greeted by three different sets of visitors (we didn't call them ghosts...that may have been misunderstood by the kids!) who help her remember the true meaning of Christmas. Shepherds, angels, and wisemen appear to Carol, and by the end, she recognizes that Christmas is about Christ's birth and nothing else.
I wrote five songs and used Garageband on my Mac to record them. They actually turned out great, and, unless I told them, people didn't know it was not a purchased production. Since October, the kids have been learning the songs, hand motions, and lines. Courtney (my co-leader of Kids Praise) and I were very busy, but we were absolutely thrilled with how it all turned out. I couldn't have asked for a better performance!
Our prayer all along has been that the children and their performance would minister to their families and our church, and yesterday was the beginning of that answered prayer. It is amazing what children's voices will do to the hearts of all men!