On Friday night, our ward at church had a Christmas dinner for the adults. As you can see from the second photo, they transformed the gymnasium into a winter wonderland with white lights strung from the ceiling and paper snowflakes galore...each table had beautiful Christmas china that people brought from their homes...and the center pieces were unique Nativities. It was a lovely affair (that sadly Adam and I weren't able to be to because I waited to long to find a babysitter...) but I did go for part of it because I was in a play performed after everyone enjoyed their dessert, theater in the round! :)
It was a play written and adapted from The Fourth Wise Man, a sweet children's book. It tells of a fourth wise man who is on a journey to meet the Christ child and give him 3 precious jewels...but on his way, he is confronted with opportunities to serve his fellow men. He ends up using his jewels to serve and save lives, including my character's baby. And after using his last jewel to pay for the freedom of an enslaved woman, he finds out his Savior had just been crucified...he had been on his journey for 33 years...and never met Christ. But the whole way, he was serving those around him, and therefore serving his Savior.
It was incredible to be apart of the play. The story touched my heart, and inspires me to think of those around me and what I can do for them...that is the best gift I can give to my Savior this Christmas.