Ladies and Gentlemen, we've got drama!
I've actually known for quite some time now
but it became
to me last weekend
as I witnessed my two children perform together in their school musical
They've got drama...
(and I know for sure because I witness it everyday)
but when school started this year
we were informed that the musical was chosen with my son in mind
and he subsequently landed the lead role
because of course,
He's got drama...
and then my daughter decided to try out as well because, after all
She's got drama too...
And when she came home with the role of the "understudy"
We had to talk about
(a pep talk I've also had to give to myself)
I too have been known to have drama...
And over the next few months she
and mastered the role!
Then on the day of the performance...
thought about all of the work that she had put in
realizing that she would still not be the one going on stage
So we talked again
and I was happy when she resisted the urge to pout, deciding instead,
to assist as stage manager during the noon performance as
She let go of her drama
and on the ride home after the show
she talked to me about her experiences backstage
and as I turned the key
and we entered the house
my hubby looked up and said...
"Moriah, you got the call. Get ready. Be ready. You're performing tonight at 7pm"
(and my absolute favorite part was her response)
"Thank you, Jesus"
and of course I couldn't miss
the teachable moment
the preachable moment
by simply asking her to remember our talks
which shifted the conversation back to Christmas
(because in that moment we both knew)
Seasonal celebration is all about
Jesus seeing our drama
to rescue us
so we could be here...
living a life of gratitude and grace
to know that
and He is with us in the midst of it all