I woke up thinking about my daughter’s time in theater. It was likely brought on by finding a picture of my husband’s time in theater from his yearbook. I enjoyed watching her throw herself in to practice and the role that she was filling in her productions.
I thought about how in theater everyone has a role to play. Each participant has their own role to play or position to fill. Yes, I realize there are one man shows, but even with those there are behind the scene people working to put on the show.
I thought about how the goal of theater is to tell a story. In the Christian walk, my goal is to tell of the Kingdom through daily living my life for Him.
In theater, there is usually a director. That role in the Christian walk is filled by Jesus Christ, God, the Holy Spirit. He oversees and orchestrates the entire production.
Then there is usually a lead actor/actress. The leading lady in the Christian walk is The Church. Not a church, but The Church, the full body of Christ as a whole. There is no understudy or back up, the leading role belongs to us. We must play our part to show the world the Kingdom of God.
While the Church as a whole, plays the part of the leading lady, we all have individual roles that we must play, and no two people can fill the exact same role. We have to stop thinking that one part is better than another, when we all have the same overarching goal to share the message of the Kingdom. If everyone is operating the lights, then no one is paying attention to the sound. If everyone is trying to be centerstage, than no one is attending to the props.
It is only when we each attend to our specific duties, and really listen to the Director that our goal in Christian theater will be completed.