I just completed a marathon week of drama. We held a summer theater enrichment program to a group of kids from 7 – 12. There was not only drama instruction and music, but there was a fair amount of actual drama as the week progressed. Day one evoked a day of quiet, unsure little people, trying to figure out how they fit into the group. Tuesday they seemed a little more confident, but by Friday they had become a cohesive group, working together for the good of the group.
What fun to see how even little ones can become a team with one goal in mind – getting the job done and doing it to the best of their ability – which by the way was amazing. Within less than five days they had learned three songs with choreography – a short script of memorized lines – how to flesh out a character and be believable in presenting to an audience.
I’ve been doing this for a number of summers and each year it becomes physically harder for me, but something energizes me throughout the week. The children themselves have the ability to do that, but it’s really so much more. I believe that God is in control of everything I do and He’s at my side – encouraging me, supporting me when I get tired and giving me the right stuff to pass along to those to whom I’ve been entrusted. Without His guiding hand, I would lose heart quickly, because my old body often grows weary. With Him, I’m provided just enough gusto to make it through the week.
When you feel you can’t take another step or that you’ve just spent every ounce of energy you can, ask God for His help. With Him all things are possible! Now I’m going to take a week to rest.