The Nutcracker was first performed in 1892, and quickly became a holiday tradition, one that continues for many families to this day. In The Gift of The Nutcracker, Matt Rawle takes a look at this Christmas classic in a new way—through the lens of faith. In this four-week Advent study, Rawle uses the iconic tale to help us understand God’s greatest gift of the Christ child and of the kingdom Christ came to build.
In Session 2 titled Drosselmeir: A Godfather’s Love, Matt Rawle focuses on Clara’s godfather, Drosselmeir, who enters the story as a curious figure doling out odd gifts and acts peculiarly. Sometimes we humans need convincing that something is good, whether it be a Christmas gift under the tree or the gift of Christ himself. We ponder Drosselmeir’s puppet show and wonder how it might foreshadow the story to come. How often does God reveal to us that we need to look forward and navigate the world ahead of us? And how often do we look elsewhere for answers?
Running Time: 8:33
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