In the midst of this busy Christmas season over 1,100 people took time out to go back 2,000 years and experience the night God came to make everything new. From the live nativity scene outside that greeted the crowds as they arrived, to the thematic tenor of the cantata inside; time seemed to tie two nights into one. One night when Jesus Christ was born, to come and make a way for all things to be made new; the other, a cold December eve in 2014 where the message of Jesus is still able to make all things new. God was with us in Bethlehem long ago and God was with us in Batavia this past weekend. One message – powerful, true and lasting, ties the two nights together just like a Christmas bow.
A 65 voice choir along with the testimonies of Steve and Sarah Haynes, sang and spoke of praises to Emmanuel throughout the 1 1/2 hour production. There was no mistaking the reason for the season! Jesus Christ had come to save sinners and give hope to this weary world. In Him all things are indeed made new!
Enjoy some pictures courtesy Charissa Tosh .
Here is the testimony of Steve and Sarah Haynes shared.
Here is one piece of music from the cantata.