Monday, December 22, 2008

Gift of Story

Friday night, Aaron and I worked the Compassion table at Andrew Peterson's "Behold the Lamb Tour." He and some other artists have taken the Christmas Story and created new songs to tell the old traditional story.

It was a great reminder that we continually need to be reminded of the original story no matter how old we are.

Here is a link to one of the songs, Labor of Love, is set to clips from the Nativity story movie.

Both the songs and the DVD are part of our annual tradition to recenter on the real meaning of Christmas. I also like that both songs and DVD show the real humanity of the story without all the sugar-coated fake niceness that we sometimes try to inject into Christmas. Christ was born into a broken world, full of broken people, and brought real hope and life.

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