“And Joseph wept…”
If you’ve missed Joseph, that’s so sad. The show is sold out, and tonight the curtains finally come down. It is unlikely we will do Joseph again. We have had an incredible journey in the performing arts as a church. It’s been a journey from temerity and doubt, to one of confidence and gratitude. In our first ever production of Joseph in 2010, budget was limited, the stage was small, we were unsure of our pool of local talent. We tapped on choreographers and musicians from overseas. Props and lightings were basic. But we pulled it off, and to our surprise the response from the audience was tremendous. It gave us confidence to do something else the following year and the year after, and every year ever since, except for 2015 when we took a break.
Today, we celebrate the closing show. Don’t forget to start conversations with your friends. Dare to dream they will come to know the Lord. Dare to ask what they thought of the show. Which was their favourite part? What made them laugh most? Which was most meaningful? What moved them? Dare to tell that the show is about hope beyond hopelessness and despair. It’s a real story about love and forgiveness after betrayal. That the story of Joseph is from the Bible. That it’s a prelude to the story of Christmas, of Christ coming to the world to forgive us of our sins and rebellion against God. And to reconcile us to Himself.
Then invite them to come for the Christmas week. On Sunday, December 22 we have a special outreach service. And again, on Christmas Day, let’s pack out the church! Bring your friends and family! There’ll be surprise reprises from Joseph. Which scenes? I don’t know. But come and find out. Tell your friends they’ll get to watch bits of “Joseph” again! There’ll be powerful messages on both Sundays. Dare to dream again that your friends and family will come to know the Lord both in SE and SM!
Ps Dr Philip Lyn