This past week, we've been occupied with daily life and last-minute Christmas shopping. Every year end, we end up broke due to year-end travel, year-end sales, Christmas gifts, school holiday activities, book sales, school fees for next year and back-to-school expenses! We've also been occupied with nightly rehearsals for 'Everlasting Light', a Christmas musical we're participating in. In fact, we just returned an hour ago from the final dress rehearsal, with one more last practice on Christmas eve morning before the actual performance that evening.
This is C's first time taking part in a relatively large scale church Christmas production, while I'm helping out backstage. This brings back memories of my own participation in my primary school's annual Christmas cantata. I remember dressing up in a white flowy gown with angel wings once ( I guess I played the part of one of the angels heralding the birth of Jesus). I also remember singing all the carols in the choir. And I remember singing in a few Christmas productions during university days too.
Christmas is a time of joy and reflection. Besides celebrating it with food and presents, it is a reminder of the good news of salvation, peace and hope.
Here's wishing one and all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Enjoy this medley from the musical 'Everlasting Light':