Thursday, March 20, 2008

Getting Ready for Easter

I'm super busy right now helping to plan and stage our Easter production, Betrayal. The production begins from the perspective of Judas and what he might have been feeling about the betrayal that he was about to commit. In doing this, he questions the audience about what they have done to betray Jesus. You know,we all do ... daily. How quick are we to judge Judas for what he did, while all the while constantly committing the same betrayal every day! 

There is good news in the end! The production ends with Peter actually coming out and addressing the audience and saying that Judas' sin was not in his betrayal, but in his not willing to accept the forgiveness that God offers to all of us. Peter also betrayed Jesus, but accepted his forgiveness and became a great man of the faith. Thank God for His willingness to forgive us all in spite of our betrayals! I'm so glad that no matter what I've done, He loves me the same. If I were the greatest sinner in the world, He would still love me and be waiting on me to accept His grace, mercy, love, and forgiveness. Thank you God that You are faithful to me!

I John 1:9, If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.


Jill said...

This is awesome! I would love to see this!
What a wonderfully new take on this. I've always had issues with Judas being the bad guy. I've felt sorry for him because, after all, God had this planned from the beginning. I know he had a choice, but someone had to do it...

Happy Easter!

Sarah said...

I thought I left a comment on this one, but I must've typed it in wrong or somthing!
This production looks so neat! It really isn't about the sin committed, its about accepting the forgivness...sounds really cool.

Jodie said...

The production was GREAT!! VERY well done. We really enjoyed it!