23 December 2009

Christmas Wish #4

Have a Hilarious Christmas!!!!

 Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
And our tongue with singing.
Then they said among the nations,
“The LORD has done great things for them.”
                 ~Psalm 126:2

He will yet fill your mouth with laughing,
And your lips with rejoicing.
                  ~Job 8:21

God has a sense of humor.

I mean, He would have to in order to create funny creatures like giraffes and monkeys. I think of Jesus saying, "... how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye?" (Matthew 7:4)   I can just see Him laughing as He shook His head at the obvious hyperbole of His statement.

Last Sunday, my church stepped out of the proverbial Christmas box and presented a play entitled "Make Your Own Christmas Play" It wasn't quite as far out as the video above, but for our church, it was pretty unexpected.

Rather than a variation of the tradional Christmas Pageant (which my church does very well, I might add) we had a play which included a "baffled" co-narrator, the Grinch, a flamboyant wardrobe mistress, and even a surprise appearance from Elvis, who tried to pass himself off as one of the "kings"!

Everyone in the audience had a part to play as well. Depending where they were seated, they played the roles of "cattle", stars, kings, sheep, angels or shepherds, complete with "head gear" and props. It was a riot! Laughter could be heard from the pews to the rafters. And the gospel message was clearly presented by a guest missionary as he explained it to the Grinch.

Take some time to laugh this Christmas! 


Relyn said...

Here it is Christmas Eve and I have a pile of things still to do. Before I don my little elf hat and get busy, I wanted to stop by and wish you and yours a very merry Christmas. May this holiday season bring you much joy and laughter. May the gifts you give be received with delight and may you know how very much you are loved. Merry Christmas, my friend.