Sometimes we just need to remember what really matters.
In the midst of waiting, confusion, confession, and learning to surrender it all, an unexpected reminder brings us to our knees in humble recognition of the main thing.
Last night, Brendan took our friend and me to see The Chosen Christmas movie. It was a good thing I had a pile of tissue in my purse. The two words that circled my mind during our time in the theater and long after were brilliant and anointed.
Not only is this a top-rate production from every aspect, but it also sent chills through us the entire time.
The music, from old classic Christmas hymns to what will be a couple of new favorites, was superbly done. Children and strings added another layer to the musical treat.
Interviews with the musicians gave us a glimpse into the reality of every day life framed with the message of Christmas.
Each season, we talk about the Christmas story, but never in my life have I ever seen anything like this portrayal. The Bible came alive.
And as if that wasn’t enough—truly, it would have been—in between the magnificent musical numbers and interviews were dramatic monologues given by some of the Chosen actors who spelled out God’s loving plan for the salvation of his children from the beginning of time through today.
It was an evening of awe, worship, and the stunned shaking of our heads at the incredible message handed to us in the most beautiful package.
I’m still marveling at the truth and simplicity of it all as well as the God-given inspiration, talent, and resources that made it happen.
We can’t wait to see it again. And again.
The most important part is that I was reminded of the magnitude of God and his love for us. That we have no way of comprehending his intricate plans for our good. And overall, nothing really matters except for having the most intimate relationship with Jesus who came to us as a baby to be crucified so that through his resurrection, we could be living eternally with our God.
In light of that, our current journey takes on a new meaning.
God has miracles for us. His plans, if we choose to accept them, lead us into great things that will open up the way for others to come to know him. And through it all, he draws us closer to him where we get glimpses of his heart of love for all of us.
What a tremendous reminder.
Today, everything looks different. And so does this Christmas season.
To be continued…