Sunday, April 20, 2008

Savior of the World


Ben was recently in a production of Savior of the World, a musical produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (available on the church's website, lds.org) for any Stake to perform. It was really amazing. He had rehearsals for about 2 months, 4-5 days a week on average. Somehow we got through it! I am not a fan of single motherhood. But it was all worth it to me because of one sweet experience.
My children and I decided to surprise my husband with lunch at one of his Saturday 6 hour rehearsals. We also wanted to see for ourselves what dad has been up to at all this time at Savior of the World. We sat down to watch the second act, just as the stone was rolled away from Christ's tomb by angels and somber music filled the room. The angel choir sang, as did Mary Magdalene. The Savior spoke to her. I noticed that my oldest son, who is seven, was crying a little and trying to hold back more tears. I asked him if he felt sad and he said no. I asked him if he was feeling happy and warm inside and he said, yes, but that he also felt like crying. I had one of those defining experiences, telling him that he was feeling the Holy Ghost, that what was being represented on stage and the music he heard were of God and that what was being presented on stage was true! Jesus is the Christ, He was resurrected and loves us! Since then Ian has been able to identify the Holy Ghost and his testimony of the gospel has grown much. I will ever be grateful for this experience and Ben's participation in this production.

8 comments:

rubberbandgirl said...

Oh, Kir, that brought tears to MY eyes. What an unforgetable experience for the both of you. Thank you for sharing something so sweet and powerful.

Leslie said...

How do you comment on that? How completely sweet. Yes...that one made me cry too! You guys must be doing the parenting thing right Kir.

stephi k said...

Thank you for posting this story. It reminded me of a time I had a similar experience with my oldest son. I really feel like I am fulfilling a sacred duty when I can teach one of my children like you did.

Tami said...

An unforgettable moment--what a neat experience to help make all the sacrifice worth it.

Anisa said...

That is amazing to see how kids even that little can feel the spirit (actually I think they feel it, but it's great that you were able to teach him to recognize it.) What a great experience.

He never said it would be easy, He only said it would be worth it and I guess it was worth it!!!

Amy & Mark said...

So, so sweet! One of those cherished experiences! What great parents you and Ben are!

The Titmi said...

Um- I think you forgot to people that Ben sang- a duet- in front of thousands of people. I think that was worth mentioning too! He was awesome!

mindy said...

that's really neat. It's great to be able to catch those spiritual moments with our kids and help them recognize what they are feeling. :o)