'Tis the season to be jolly - and jolly I am... well, at least that's what my caretaker has been saying about my belly. I've been put on a new diet, which I absolutely abhor. But since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, I'm not going to blog about dieting. Believe you me, if I had my way the world would know no such thing as the term "dieting."
What I am going to blog about is THE SEASON. Can you believe we are so close to Christmas??? I have already appeared in five Christmas show performances. "The Real Christmas Story" is getting off to a great start and some dates are already sold out. Before you know it, it will all be over. So, if you haven't already done so, you best be getting your tickets... FAST! You wouldn't want to miss seeing me on stage, would you?
So, since I am NOT blogging about dieting, let me just tell you a bit about what THE SEASON means for me.
#1 - It means shows, shows and more shows -- sometimes five in a week. And that's only because I'm not in "The Nativity Set" or "A Stranger for Christmas." If I were in those, it would mean even more! Of course, you will want to come see me in "The Real Christmas Story," but you really should add on one or both of the other great NarroWay shows as well. While I've not been allowed to buy a seat, I have heard both shows from my stall and they are absolutely wonderful. Sure do wish they'd let me buy a seat... and a meal.
#2 - It means camel rides, camel rides, and more camel rides! I, being the gentle, lovable and humble servant that I am, offer my services prior to every Christmas show at NarroWay. Before the theatre doors open, you can take a camel ride for just $5. You don't even have to go to Egypt! I am so much more economical, and I smell a lot better, too! We even have a platform where you can climb up and easily get on my back -- saves my knees from bending so much that way. I suppose from what they say about my belly, the rides are actually a pretty good exercise program for me, too. Here's a thought... maybe if I do enough camel rides, they will let me eat more! Come take a camel ride, so I can get off this crazy diet!
#3 - Finally -- this is the best part -- for me it means remembering and re-enacting the greatest story ever told. I am honored and humbled to be a part of re-creating that first Christmas in "The Real Christmas Story." When I go back to my stall and look around the barn, I cannot fathom how creator God, through Jesus Christ, took on the form of a little baby boy and laid himself down in a feed trough, at the mercy of a young girl. He must really love you to do that -- to lay down in a feed trough... and then to lay down on a cross. He must really love you.
So, what does THE SEASON mean for you? If you are like me, it can mean a lot of things. But above all, I hope it means remembering... remembering what Jesus Christ did for you. A feed trough... a cross... yeah, He must really love you.