Blackhawk Christian School Christmas chapel was exquisitely brought to life by the singers in chapel class Lizzy Coats, Kyla Williams, and Katie Fauser, with a special representation of the coming of the baby Jesus. Arol McFadden was this year’s Christmas chapel speaker, focusing on the topic of “What the shepherds see.” Upon entering the sanctuary, you see our speaker, dressed as a shepherd, holding a baby lamb. As you continued on, you see the stage was all set up with the props for the skit, which was a very well-performed creation of the night Christ was born. After kids were done getting settled in and the worship was over, Arol started off on an amazing message about the shepherds, and how an angel appeared to them bringing the joyful news about the Savior’s birth. He explained to us the tower of the flock, Migdal Eder, which is a great platform on top of a cave that shepherds would stand on to get a better look of their flock. The cave at the bottom was for when a female sheep were getting ready to give birth. The point of it was that the baby sheep was spotless and unharmed coming out of the sheep’s womb, so it could be used as a sacrifice. In the same way, Jesus was a spotless sacrifice for our sins, which is why he was placed in a manger at birth.
Arol finished off his message by giving us a better perspective of how God Knows us, likes us, and transforms us. At dismissal the chapel class wished a very merry Christmas to us all and gave out candy canes.
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:8-12 NIV)
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