Saturday, April 30, 2005

Opening Night

The five minute warning was issued backstage. I spoke one more word of confidence to the cast, knowing they were well prepared. We had done our part - for weeks we had rehearsed and prayed and grown together in His love. And now I headed out front to see what kind of audience we had. As I turned into the main hall I was stopped short by the congested hallway. I pushed through the crowd to the main door. I was unable to even get through. The person standing just outside was a familiar face. "How far back does the line go?" I queried. "Halfway down the driveway," came the response with a smile.

"Well, at least he's still smiling," I thought to myself. But I also wondered how we could possibly get all these people seated in less than five minutes - and where would we put them all?

We quickly added many extra chairs, and got a late start. But the show was a smash hit! Easily 500 plus in attendance, all smiling and thrilled with what they had just seen. The kids were phenomonal, far exceeding all expectations of family and friends (but not their director!) The costumes were more than professional, the sets glowed and transported us to another place and time, the music sparkled and the dances were enchanting.

Our reputation seems to have grown; many were saying that they have seen the past several shows and now look forward to our productions with great anticipation.

I am grateful for the excellence we have learned, but even more thankful for the good testimony it provides of His goodness in our lives. Something much greater than talent is witnessed by those attending our shows. His Spirit of love is in our midst. And for that I am most pleased. And I believe with all my heart that He is honored and glorified


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes - it was a phenomenal performance - a testimony and witness of His grace and love through stressful (yet rewarding) times.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's awesome. you do such a good job mom : )

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have no idea how much my heart aches for having missed it!!! I knew it had to be fabulous!!! Congratulations.


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