Sunday, 2 December 2012

3 Kings & A Camel

Tonight we had a puppet show at church.

We laughed so hard I nearly cried.
I wish I had taken a video clip because it will be so hard to explain the episode with the camel to someone who was not there.

The three wise men, dressed as kings, were riding along on one camel following the star. The music had a certain beat to it that meant the puppeteers were jolting the camel & kings along forward for three beats and then flinging their heads backwards on the fourth beat.
A few times of this went ok and then one of the kings flung his head back so hard he lost his crown. Next time one of the kings almost disappeared as the one in front head-butted him but then to "crown" it all off the next time the camel head-butted the first king which resulted in him head-butting the second king and of course he head-butted the third king making all of them look like they were falling off the camel.

However the main problem lay in the fact that the camel had such a cute looking face that you had to forgive him & love him even if he may have almost killed the 3 kings.

Afterwards we came to the decision that the grown ups probably laughed louder than the kids.  We went through to have some refreshments and some of us were doing the camel dance (minus the head-butting of course) and saying how we loved the camel.
Christmas Card I sent the Church Kids

So what was the result of our Christmas Puppet Show? 

  • Children & adults both had a great time
  • Laughter brought lots of smiles 
  • Easy time of chatting with guests in the relaxed atmosphere
  • Everyone saw & heard the nativity story in a way they won't forget
  • The teenage puppeteers worked together to tell others the Message of God's Love
God is so good to us all of the time but often we don't see this and miss out on the great enjoyment we can have in our Christian walk, we forget to smile and enjoy being with others.

Perhaps we need to see & hear God's word in a way that we don't want to forget it but rather spread it around so that everyone can hear & see God's Love because God needs us to do that for Him, us - the ones who know it all first-hand.