Twas the week before Christmas and all through the church, not a single person was quiet as we prepared for the Christmas program. There was a buzz of excitement and an air of expectation to make sure it was just right. The voices, the timing, the sound, the lights, the speaking parts, the costumes, everything had to be flawless.
In dress rehearsal, the choir members were lined up on the stage with care, in hopes that a crowd would soon be there. The program was nearly perfect, everyone felt good about themselves. It is awesome to see how things come together, let's listen for the applause.
The lights come up and to our amazement there is no applause. To our astonishment there is no crowd, just one lonely figure sitting about halfway back on the aisle.
As our eyes adjust to the light and begin to focus, surely not, it can't be, but it is, it is the the Lord Jesus s…