Church Christmas Programs.
I love the excitement of preparation and practice.
I love seeing the Sunday school kids in costume,
reciting their lines and singing.
I love watching the parents and grandparents
beam with pride and joy.
But I especially love the reason we gather for the festivities:
the birth of our Savior.
That’s what Christmas Programs, whether extravagant
or simple, are all about anyway.
And that is what brings tears to my eyes each year as the lights dim
and a miniature Mary and Joseph step out on stage.