There’s No Business Like Show Business
Posted: Wednesday, December 3
1 John 3:7-24
Verse of the day:
We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. (1 John 3:16)
It’s an exciting week at Oak Creek Assembly. Everyone is working hard for the opening weekend of A Little Boy’s Prayer. In the next two weeks, we’re hoping to see over 10,000 guests walk through our doors. The effort, the excitement, and maybe a little bit of the stress has me thinking about what this event really is…
The truth is live musical theater has existed for centuries. Most of us would recognize the opening motif of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” (1784), and just about everyone would recognize the opening call of Disney’s “The Lion King” (currently finishing a four-week run at the Milwaukee Theatre). We learn in so many different ways: we listen, we watch, we touch, we question, we engage. Musical theatre is truly a demonstrative art form.
Our goal this weekend is to breathe life into a story that will demonstrate the love of Christ to our community. In the book of Romans, Paul says, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” I’m so grateful that Christ’s love wasn’t only written in a book or repeated in a lecture. Christ’s love was acted out in the greatest display of affection the world has ever seen. John tells us that since we now know what “real love” is, we "ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters.” Let’s demonstrate the love of Christ!