The last few days, I’ve been assisting one of my past students, as she spreads her wings and flies. In the past six years, we’ve been working together on a summer theater program for kids and now she is taking the reins and leading on her own.
The play I’ve written for this cast to memorize and perform within a short week is called “Flipped.” It was designed to teach children how to develop a character and stay focused on that character throughout the show. It starts out with these inhabitants of Gloomsville who are tired of their negative way of life and venture out into the world to find happiness. As we all know, the world isn’t the place to find true joy, but in their endeavors, the small troupe discovers how enjoyment comes from working together, listening to each other, helping one another through adversity, setting aside differences and working as a cohesive team.
In the end, the group of characters find joy in those things. Oh that it were so easy in our current state of affairs. If only we could simply cast off our fears, anger, hate and sadness like an old shoe. If only we could replace the ugliness of stubbornness, disgust, depression with beauty, flexibility, love and hope,with the wave of a magic wand.
In this world there will always be trouble. We are encased in it now as the internet has become part of our culture. We still have the ability to satisfy our need for instant gratification, by reading the truths of God’s Word.
Simple message filled with hope for the whole world, including everyone.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. “