Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Weekend

Yesterday, we woke up to a cloudy sky and rain.  Later in the morning,  the sun broke theough for a few minutes.  The last bit of ice (you can kind of see it on the right hand margin of the pond) melted.  The temperature got up to 60 degrees.  We were beginning to think there was no chance for a white Christmas.  But, this morning the temps are down to the low 30s and there is a little snow in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow.  Yeah!!  Hopefully, it will cover the ground.

Last night was the christmas program at church.  There were some young people that played or sang hymns.  They all did a great job.

Grandma read a poem.

Mr. Morris played Simeon in the skit. He did a great job.  The traditional nativity scene was told from the perspective of Simeon.  He reminisced through the Scriptures, thinking of different Bible Stories and how they foretold the coming Messiah.  He started with Adam and Eve after they were kicked out of the garden, and then went to...

Abraham and Sarah talking about how God had provided a lamb to take the place of Isaac as a sacrifice.

The third part, was Moses (played by Mr. Pile) leading the complaining children of Israel out of Egypt.  The kids loved getting to fuss and complain.  They did a great job, you might have thought they had been practicing for years.  (LOL).

They all got bit by snakes and fell down very sick.  (The kids seemed to like this part as well).


Then Moses tried to convince them to look at the bronze serpent and live.

Then the young children came out and did the traditional nativity scene.  Gabriel was an angel. Very appropriate.  We had a very active lamb who ran the entire time he was on stage.  (Phillip) and an angel who waltzed and danced while she was up there.

The end of the skit came when Mary (Reagan) and Joseph (Ian) presented baby Jesus to Simeon.  It really hit home to hear the words of Simeon presented.  It was excellent!

On our way home we stopped at a house that has really gone all out decorating. We have been seeing it from the highway when we would drive past, but I decided to get off and see it from the front.

Despite all the glitz and Santa's and reindeer, they did have the true meaning of the season front and center.

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