A Christmas Enthusiast Prayer
As I untangle strings of Christmas lights, Lord help me to remember that I do this first to honor You. Never let me get so prideful of my display that I fail to see the wonders in the eyes of a child or the joy on the faces of those who are still children at heart. Never let me forget that my total effort is to make Christmas memories, bring cheer and to slow down the pace of a hectic season if only for a moment. And Lord, someday when I meet you face to face, may I hear you say:
“When you made My people smile, you made Me smile.”
Christmas in Jasper is a Computer-Controlled Christmas Light Display in which all of the lights are synchronized to music that is broadcast on a low-power FM transmitter to you car radio. Christmas in Jasper will operate nightly from 6pm-10pm. There are several different songs I have sequenced for you to enjoy, so bundle up the family and come watch the show. You can stand outside and watch on the street, or you can watch from the warmth of your car! If you stay in your car, please be sure to tune your radio to 101.5FM so that you can hear the music!! Also we ask that you not block any driveways and please allow traffic to flow smoothly on our street.
Creating a display of this caliber is hard work and quite costly. I started planning in January of 2007 right after Christmas was over. Most people are getting back to work and starting their normal routine, but here I am thinking about Christmas again!! Just programming the lights to music takes about 2 to 3 hours per minute of music. So if I am doing 4 songs you can see how long this could take. Then I have to start creating the boards that run the show. After that I have to make arches, then mini trees, and we can’t forget about the mega-tree. So let’s just say that I do this because it’s a challenge and enjoy the challenge and I love seeing the smiles on other people’s face when they see the lights.