The Greatest Gift

By Camille Mattish

Every year, Calvary Christian School’s students perform a Christmas program in the church auditorium. This year, the dates and times for the programs are December 9 at 6:00 PM and December 11 at 7:00 PM. The elementary is excited to be singing “A Simple Kind of Christmas,” “Twelve Days Till Christmas,” and “I Can’t Wait” while the high school and junior high choir are singing “Ding Dong! Merrily on High,” “Let the Christ Child In,” and “Who Is the Lamb.” Something special you have to look forward to in the program is that some of the high schoolers will be playing “Joy to the World” with recorders in a group.

Here’s a sneak peek into what the story is about: A young girl wants to get something amazing and special for her grandma for Christmas, but in doing so, she’s putting off the most important decision she can ever make in her life which is trusting Jesus Christ as her Savior. The cast is really enjoying working together and helping to create this story as a life lesson for others. Even though I’m saved, this story is still helpful and a good example for me. I can keep in mind that during the busy times, with people decorating, celebrating, and bustling around stores for the Christmas season, I need to remember the true meaning of life and Christmas.

We should be doing our best to bring glory to God with our lives, and during the Christmas season, we need to remember that it’s about Jesus coming into this world to give His life for us. 2 Corinthians 6:2 is the key verse in this year’s performance, stating, “For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” We shouldn’t try putting off salvation. Even though people think that once you’re saved you can’t have fun in life, it’s just the opposite. You can live life knowing where you’ll be when you die and at the same time, still live life to its fullest. God gives peace to you when you trust Him as your Savior, and that’s something you won’t have until you believe in Him.


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