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.
Posted by Kirbell at 9:10 PM