Though it’s just early November, the thoughts of some are already turning towards Christmas. For the last 7 years, our church family has sought to bring the blessing of the Christmas story to life by recreating a Living Nativity. Our Living Nativity drive through proclaimed prophecy of the Messiah’s birth, gave living visuals of many New Testament scenes, included live animals and the Jerusalem market, but the focal point was always the birth of Jesus, the Savior of the world, and why each person needs a personal relationship with Him.
While the Living Nativity was hard work, and sometimes in undesirable weather, our church family considered it a privilege to offer a quality visual of the real meaning of Christmas to our community, and really the Kansas City metropolitan area at large. Over the 7 years of this ministry we estimate that over 10,000 people experienced Christmas in a unique way, both seeing and hearing the gospel. Our prayer has been that families and friends would talk about Jesus and each one’s need for a relationship with him in the car on the way home.
Through circumstances, the Lord has made it apparent that the Living Nativity phase of our Christmas ministry has come to an end, at least for now. We thank everyone who sacrificed to make this a tremendously successful ministry. We especially thank the many people who were willing to patiently wait in line to drive through the dramatization of the first Christmas experience. The exciting thing for all of us to remember is that we can have a real, personal, living experience with the resurrected Christ every day of our lives.
If you are interested in discovering more about why Jesus, God in the flesh, would come to earth as a baby, or would like to talk with someone about other ministries our church offers, call me, Pastor Jerry, at 816 529-9203.
God’s best for you this 2017 Christmas season.