Now that Lessons and Carols are over for this year, I’ve prepared a another kind of lesson with a carol.
Twenty years ago (back in ’93) a colleague came into faculty devotions (at RVCS) with a boom box and a Bible. He pushed play and began reading the Christmas Story. I immediately borrowed the tape (it was 20 years ago) and proceed to read the Christmas Story to the tunes of “Silent Night” by Mannheim Steamroller every class for the next two years. A tradition was born. In 1995 at Christmas I was in the ‘ville and for 14 years at Covenant I read the Christmas Story each year in what I called Christmas Chapel (the last chapel before Christmas). About 2008, I began reading this at Covenant’s Live Nativity. Every once and a while an alumnus tells me how much they enjoyed that tradition. Sweet Anna wants me to read it at Christmas. So, I decided to record it and post it in hopes that it would point someone to the real point of Christmas… the story of Jesus birth.
Here’s to, what I hope is, your enjoyment and encouragement to remember the Incarnation.