The birth of Jesus and the events surrounding it are some of the most powerful and life-changing stories in human history. To help us engage with both the story and its meaning, we have had broken it down into 12-second chunks and posted it out on Instagram day-by-day (like a virtual advent calendar) throughout December 2015 leading up to Christmas Day!

You can preview the videos below, find the full story on the #12SecondChristmas Hastag and see all the videos here.

A video posted by HTBB Church (@htbbchurch) on

A video posted by HTBB Church (@htbbchurch) on

A video posted by HTBB Church (@htbbchurch) on

We asked Tan Boon Kit, an actor & director, who recently became a Christian to write the script for each video, he hadn’t heard much of the Christmas narrative and so he came with fresh eyes to the story. He said:

“The thing that most resonated with me whilst writing for #12SecondChristmas was that Jesus came from the most humble of origins, yet He came to save us then, now, and forever, for our sins,”

The two verses that really impacted him were:

He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
(John 1:11-12)

But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.
(Matthew 2:6)

The project also got picked up by Christianity Malaysia and the article on it can be read here.