You’re sitting in the seat, program in hand. You’ve waited in line, now you’re waiting for the show to start. The curtain rises, the anticipation has delivered well. Sitting right in the middle, best seats in the theater.
Broadway is everything you thought it would be and then some.
I’ve been to a few plays on Broadway in NYC. Loving every minute of it, with an atmosphere that is all you had hoped and dreamed of! A Beautiful production with lavish costumes, and amazing voices deliver notes that are melodiously praise worthy.
Once that curtain goes up, and what stands before your eyes is something you will never forget.
Trying to explain being at a Broadway play is almost impossible. It truly is something you have to experience first hand for yourself. At least this is how I feel about them. I realize being at a play may not be everyone’s “cup of tea” though.
“The Lion King” was the first one that I went to. My heart was pumping from the first moment “Rafiki” stepped out on that stage, until the very end when the curtain went down. “Phantom of The Opera”, who could forget that singing. And “Beauty and The Beast” made me feel like a little girl again.
I can’t even begin to imagine the preparation going into one of those plays.
I’m going with friends in a few weeks to see the Broadway production of “Wicked” in Nashville and I can’t wait! We are all excited and looking forward to it.
I’ve tried to paint as well as I could how lavish a production a Broadway play is.
As beautiful as they are, you might would think that this is how God would want us to come to him. But it’s not. I think we think this is how we are supposed to be. We have a mind-set that we have to make a big production in talking to our Papa God.
If we are “showy” before Him, surely we will get His attention and he will be so pleased! Have you ever thought this before?
Come before God plain and simple. He doesn’t want or need a lavish Broadway production. He wants you.
“Do you think all God wants are sacrifices – empty rituals just for show? He wants you to listen to Him! Plain listening is the thing, not staging a lavish religious production.” 1 Samuel 15:22 MSG
He wants just YOU.
Don’t put on a mask.
Don’t put on a lavish costume.
Don’t deliver a line worthy of the stage.
“When you come before God, don’t turn that into a theatrical production.” Matthew 6:5 MSG
Just be yourself before your Papa God. When you come before him, just the two of you in a quiet reverence, that’s more beautiful than any play that will ever be produced on Broadway.