Saturday, January 19, 2008

A Star is Born

Here are a few pictures of Godspell at Biola Youth Theater... the Central Park Cast... January 2008!

Notice the girl's hair in the lower right corner.... The cast is made up of "skaters," "punkers," "emo's" "preppies" etc.... as if Jesus were to come back today in 2008... who would his disciples be... who would He seek out... .who would decide to follow Him?

Here is Emily "bringing her gift to the alter" and Jesus telling her to leave her gift (a shoe) at the altar and go make peace with her "brother!"

And here she is "in jail" after her "brother" turned her in!

And of course, the highlight of the show, Emily singing "Oh, Bless the Lord My Soul." What a blessing it has been to watch her blossom and grow during this experience. She is so at home on the stage, I am in awe. She has made wonderful lasting godly friendships, she has learned to listen to instructors trying to help her grow in her art, and she has had the privilege of seeing God honor the desires of her heart as she has allowed Christ to work in and through her. Tonight is the last show, and we have about 25 people coming to see her from our family and church. I'm sure there will be some tears shed as the show closes and all these kids go their separate ways.


Tracy said...

It really is amazing to see how grown up and beautiful Emily has become.

Isn't it awe inspiring to see what God's doing in our kids lives! Isn't He oh so good?!

Jen said...

That looks like a ton of fun and such a great experience!