A church in town, Open Door, puts on a â€œWalk Thru Bethlehemâ€ for three evenings in December. This is their second year, and they contacted us to see if we could do music one evening. While people wait to be taken on their tour of â€œBethlehem,â€ they sit in the sanctuary and listen to music. So, our Maxwell Group (MG) had about an hour and a half on Saturday evening to share through music and testimony. The MG had worked extremely hard over the last few weeks arranging songs, practicing, and more practicing as we didnâ€™t have any Christmas music that we normally play. I am very partial to their music myself.
The night arrived, and we wanted to experience the walk thru before music. I wasnâ€™t expecting anything very big, but I was completely shocked by it all. It really felt like a scene in the Bible times. We had a guide, Benjamin, someone weâ€™ve known for many years, who did an excellent job of being very real-to-the time while taking us through the city of Bethlehem. Every single part was stunningly well done. If youâ€™re in the Kansas City area next year, you really should plan to attend the Walk Thru Bethlehem.
So, about 6:30, the MG was up. It was a delightful thing to listen to them share through beautifully arranged songs and personal testimonies. Abby even joined her aunts and uncles singing Silent Night. Our whole family was there, including the married brothers, and Grandad and GiGi.
I have to say that my favorite spot was in the back of the sanctuary. I could observe those listening, and the MG was a well-appreciated group. We were grateful for the opportunity to share with those the Lord brought!
Afterward, Christopher and Anna Marie had us over for snacks. It was a delightful time of talking about the evening!
Christmas is a special time of the year, but may we all remember to lift those up in prayer who are hurting: those who have lost a loved one, who are experiencing major trials, who are facing health challenges, and so much more.
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11).