My son’s school had it’s first annual Sing Along. Basically it was a time for families to gather and sing Christmas songs, pretty simple.
We walked in the doors of the high school auditorium. No frills, no elaborate decorations, only 3 garbage cans and smiling faces to greet us. The garbage cans were for the canned food being collected to help the less fortunate.
We then took our seats in an uncrowded space and waited for the music to start. We enjoyed small talk, and a slide show while teachers meddled around thanking folks for coming.
Then the pianist took stage and quietly started playing Charlie Brown music while everybody finished getting seated….it was really relaxing. No fancy anything, only a piano and anticipation.
Finally, the music started and we sang and bobbed our heads and voted on which songs were our favorite.
The highlight of the night was getting to ring bells for a couple of songs because we happened to be in the front row.
After about 30 minutes the music was done, we got a small candy cane, hugged our friends goodbye and left fulfilled.
Christmas is a perfect time to be simple, to be cheesy, to be generous and to be joyful. It’s a time to both reflect on our faith and attempt to wrap our minds around who Jesus Christ is.
I really hope that you all find a simple moment this season, like I did. Heck, I hope you find numerous moments! If you keep your eyes peeled and try to avoid the chaos, you’ll find those moments, I promise!