One of Seth's friends has been coming to church with us since September. He's been to our home many times. He's just a great young man. He wants to be baptized into our church but he is waiting on parental approval. During the intermission he asked several good questions about the production. There were some questions about basic story lines surrounding the birth of Jesus that he had never heard before. He also did not know much about the events surrounding Christ's crucifixion. I was somewhat surprised. I thought he at least knew the events associated with Christmas and Easter but in reality, he had not been taught those things. It was a privilege to teach him and prep him for the second act and then to let him ask more questions when the play was over.
This is why missionaries go throughout the world preaching the gospel to any who are willing to listen. The events of Christ's birth and resurrection are central to their message. Knowing these basic things is a blessing to any and all who want that blessing. Lives are then changed and a peace not yet experienced is the result.
It is a blessing in my life to have a son who serves in such a capacity and to have been taught by missionaries myself.