I’m so glad stereo systems are now being fitted with not just the CD option, but have added a cassette function as well as the LP, realising that some people have favourite LPs and cassettes that haven’t been put on CD or into digital format to download, so had no other way to listen to them.
So, for those of you who have bought a stereo that has the ability to play LPs (or that you never got rid of the old one in the first place!) then I thought I would bring this Christmas treasure to your attention.
The musical starts with an adult and a group of children looking up at the stars and wondering how God could have made so many, and that it doesn’t seem like they could all be important. “I wonder what they are supposed to do?” asks one child. And so the adult tells a story.
The story is about the Star of Bethlehem, and how although he was little, he was chosen for an important job. However, God didn’t say what that job was. So Twinkle, although advised to wait for God’s instruction sets off to find out for himself what he is supposed to do. Only going off on his own doesn’t work out so well, and Twinkle has a big lesson to learn on waiting for God.
The story is then wrapped up in a very special way (which I’m not going to reveal as I don’t want to spoil the ending) with lots of great songs included along the way.
My sisters and I loved this musical when we were young, listening to it over and over again. My sister now has it for her boys to listen to this Christmas.
If you can, I highly recommend you get hold of this recording of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star: A Christmas Musical for Everyone by Cam and Cher Floria. As the Christmas story is once again told, children will also learn the lessons of waiting for God, and that just because you are little, it doesn’t mean you are not important in God’s eyes.
~ Wendy Sparkes ~