Christmas Eve Adventure
the 24th arrived in the rain. Some of my grandchildren and children
had gathered at our house and then the adventure started. There
was a knock on the door and there stood a handsome tall man named
Nick, who was to be our chauffeur for the evening. He gathered us
into his big Christmas vehicle on wheels and off we went into the
stunning arc-shaped youth building at His Place.
arrived at a destination called His Place. There were folks lined
up waiting in the rain for the doors to open. I was amazed. His
Place is a community church where there is a building for the youth
that is actually an ark. The inside is likened to the arrangement
that you would find in an ark. Perhaps in Noah's?
was to be a surprise, so I was just an ordinary person to arrive
and be seated in the sanctuary. Lo and behold, I was suddenly caught
up in the excitement of what surprise the congregation would find
from their Pastor, Bruce Wersen. A surprise being an annual Christmas
Eve tradition for his congregation as well as for the folks who
come from miles around.
theme for the evening was It's a Wonderful Life. There was fabulous
music from a rock band and several talented singers kept our spirits
soaring. There was a trivia contest about the film and clips were
shown from the movie.
congregation is showered with rose petals!
Bruce started telling about how we all see things differently. He
used as an example, a favorite Christmas ornament that he thought
was beautiful but others did not. Through his words we were brought
together as one to celebrate the birth of Christ. He incorporated
Zuzu's Petals throughout his sermon. When he finished he brought
me up and introduced me to the congregation. Then, from special
cannons in the ceiling, beautiful silk rose petals came showering
down upon all the people.
a wonderful night!