Tomorrow night is our Christmas concert. The World Waits is its theme. It seems to me that the world waits for nothing these days, and that this time of year ramps up the RPM’s of life.
There are all the usual things on our schedules, and then we add more: parties, pageants and productions, including a high school Christmas concert. Add all this to the hustle and bustle of getting ready for Christmas time with family and friends, and our lives can get quite hectic.
Our busyness at this time of year brings a certain irony, a tricky juxtaposition, to our Concert’s theme of waiting. And yet, we have a knowledge and understanding of waiting. We wait during Advent for the coming of Christ. We light candles in beautiful wreaths and reflect on the coming of Christ to this earth. We are a waiting people, even when it feels as though we are rushing through this time of anticipation.
The concert starts at 7:00 pm on Thursday. If you have attended in past, you know that it is a fantastic evening. I hope you’ll make the commute to the high school, wrangle the family along with you, find a spot in the gym, settle into your chair, and take a deep breath as the lights go dim. Turn off the hustle and bustle for an hour and a bit, and rest in the beauty of the music, the message, and most of all, the Messiah.