I knew right away I wanted to be an angel. I was arguably too old to be Mary and I wanted something with a bit more glamour than a shepherd. I definitely didn't want to be one of Herod's dancing girls. (That's a bit too much glamour - LOL). So, I was thrilled when I got there and was appointed Head Angel. Woo hoo!
Our church is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The Living Nativity has been a tradition for over 50 of those years. When our church was in its older building, the head angel had to climb out a Sunday School window and appear on top of the church roof!
My son and his girlfriend scored the roles of Joseph and Mary. They were thrilled. Being Joseph and Mary can be a tough gig - they stay in position thoughout all 6 consecutive performances and never go inside. The rest of us go out to perform, then come back in to feast on pizza and all the other "backstage" treats.
Luckily, the Wise Men hid hot chocolate and pizza slices in the boxes that were supposed to be full of gold, frankincense and mhyrr! So Cameron and Erin got some treats, too.
Here are some photos from last night. We had a great time re-living the greatest Christmas gift of all!
"Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.'"
"So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told to them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart."
Merry Christmas to you and yours! May God bless you richly in 2010.
Teri Wilson ~ Romancing the pet lover's soul
Cup of Joe by Teri Wilson, A Night Owl Romance Reviewer Top Pick ~ available now at White Rose Publishing