"You would think of the Herdsmans as very naughty kids and your parents really nice, but when you come to think of it, we all sin."
"I think the Herdsmans should be able to participate. They could all get Jesus in their hearts from learning the Christmas story. They could receive a Bible and come to church every Sunday."
"Think of Zacchaeus. He used to be a tax collector who stole extra money. Then Jesus came and forgave him and he became a Christian!"
This was Hannah's response to the first two chapters of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.
To have her eyes, her heart and her hope.
This silly story - with incredibly naughty, dirty and obnoxious characters. I pray that I resist editing such souls right out of my life.
May I never forget that I too possess a messy, unpredictable, broken, in-need-of-a-Savior soul just like the Herdmans. I've only just manged to tame its exterior a bit.
Thank you Blackbird and Company for leading us well through this redemptive tale.