Monday, November 12, 2007
I know... I know... it's not really Christmas yet. But you wouldn't know it by going to a department store. I mean, good grief, dancing Santas already? I guess Halloween is the new Thanksgiving.
At any rate, we're going to wait until December to get our Christmas on, but oh, we will get that Spirit. Yes we will. And we'll do it at the first ever Rebuilt Family Christmas show featuring all seven of our Rebuilt Records artists - Micah Dalton, Jon Black, Paul Reeves, Natalie Moon, Jonathan Rich, David Herndon, and yours truly, plus a few special guests. Needless to say, I'm excited.
I'm also excited because in doing this we actually get to craft the kind of Christmas celebration we'd really like to attend. Every year, I feel a little more "Scrooge-esque" in some ways, and the earlier and earlier we start advertising for Christmas stuff, the farther and farther I feel from the actual celebration of the birth of Jesus. I feel like I have to wade through more and more singing Santas to get to that feeling I had as a kid - of wonder, awe, and hope.
Now, as a kid, the "getting" was a huge part of Christmas. And I would be lying if I said that I didn't like getting stuff now. But it just seems like sometimes we add so much pressure to a season that is supposed to be joyous, and we feel bitter and angry about either not getting whatever you wanted or not feeling like what you gave someone was good enough.
And so it is that I hope that what we give the audience on December 7th is void of those kinds of things - the holiday pressures that have absolutely nothing to do with the birth of a Savior. If you believe in that Jesus is just that, then you also believe that he was born so that we could be free from that kind of crap.
Now, if I can just keep myself from feeling those same things... I hope it's good enough....
hope to see you there!