Google+ 03/19/14 Always Keep the Drama on the Stage

Romans 5:2-4


Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege

Where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials,

For we know that they help us develop endurance.

And endurance develops strength of character,

And character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.


I was reminded last night by our cast of Beauty and the Beast how important strength of character is in our walk with Christ.  It is tech week for this fabulous show and we open tomorrow night to a sold-out theater.  For those of you that are reading that do not know, we are a church that does theater at a very high level.  All of our music is live, we serve dinner, we do only musicals, and we demand a high level of energy and individual performance to honor God the Almighty.  While I was listening to some final remarks from our wonderful assistant director, God reminded me again what was important.  After our "skull" session was completed, I turned to the cast and asked them to look around the room and discover the people that they met for the first time just three months ago.  The look on everyone's face was priceless.  Each person realized how their lives had been changed by each other.  We have all been through numerous trials.  Last night we could be proud of where we stood together for Christ.  Our collective endurance had developed our character.  Our Christian character had helped each of us with our confident hope of salvation.  We can learn much from this incredible cast.  We must rejoice in our problems and trials as they build great character.  We have learned much about each other and this cast has done exactly what God and I asked them to do.  All of us need to live by this motto in our walk with God.  "Always Keep the Drama on the Stage!"