On November 21st, I reached a MILESTONE (a significant event or stage in life) in my life! It gave me cause to look back over my life and evaluate my existence! There were two events that made me think about this. My son, Joel, and his wife, Jackey, took Carl and me on a wonderful birthday getaway. They gave me a choice where to go, and I chose Lancaster, PA, mainly to see the production “MOSES” at Sight & Sounds Theatre and the stage play “It’s A Wonderful Life.”
The first night we arrived in Lancaster, we saw the play, “It’s A Wonderful Life” – it is a play about a factious man (George) who gave up his dreams in order to help others and who contemplates suicide on Christmas Eve. This brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence. He shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his home town would have been if he never had been born. (Remember “no man is a failure who has friends.”). Colossians 1:10-11: “That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;” A Christian’s life lived with a “worthy walk,” will never be lived in vain (to no avail)! The play made me think back over my life—Have I had a “worthy walk” or have I lived in vain?
On my birth date, we took in the matinée stage play of MOSES! This too made me think about the type of person God chooses to do his work here on earth! After watching the production, the summation is, Exodus 4:10, “And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.” He wasn’t naturally someone who possessed leadership qualities, but God used him. My, this could be all of us! Moses is one of the Bible’s most noted leaders. He led the Israelites from slavery in Egypt and served sufficiently as a religious leader. He taught them God’s will, prayed for them, and even plead their case before God. 1 Corinthians 1:27, “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;” Moses was chosen of God to face the mighty Pharaoh. Even though Moses had some weakness in his life, the Lord used him mightily because he was a willing servant! God can use you if you are willing. “God Enables Whom He Calls!”
I reflected on each of these productions about the two different men, one factious story and the other, the life of God’s servant. Have I lived my life to be a blessing to others? Am I a willing servant for the Lord? Can I say, “It’s been a wonderful life,” even with the “bumps in the road”? What about you? Is this the day that you need to decide to become a willing servant? Perhaps you have never been saved! Act 4:12, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”