|Mae's manger scene|
After the students thought for awhile, they were given paper and drawing tools and asked to draw a picture of something important about Christmas. A couple of samples are provided here; the pictures are currently displayed in the Cafetorium.
|Raimi's manger scene with Christmas trees|
|Team AofPE brainstorms what the world would be like without Christ|
Students then were given time to individually work on their own list, "What would my life be like if Christmas had never happened?" Though students did not share those lists publicly, Mr. Ben Little encouraged all of us to think purposefully about that question. How are our lives different because of Christ and His coming?
Following the more reflective part of chapel, junior high and high school students rejoined their teams and enjoyed a Christmas games contest. Team Rudolph - Kate, Sydney, Tori, Lauren, Heather, and Sarah - captured first place and won gift certificates to the mission cafe.
|During the game time, team Rudolph works on blindfolded wrapping|
Readers who wish to explore in greater depth how our world has been changed as a result of Jesus' birth, life, and resurrection may be interested in some further resources: The first is Alvin J. Schmidt's book How Christianity Changed the World. For a summary in .pdf form, click here. A second work on the subject is Dr. D. James Kennedy's What if Jesus Had Never Been Born? A YouTube video on the subject can be found here. More information on both books can be found at Amazon.com, at other booksellers, or by searching the titles online.