Job The Now Testament
- Posted by Fisher
- On June 20, 2013
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Dear friends in Christ,
The other day I asked my daughter if she believed in God, she said yes. I asked her why, she replied because I make her. As I travel the country trying to bring faith alive in the people I meet, it has been obvious that faith isn’t something we can give away. Faith, like love, is a choice. We can’t force our children to believe in God. They have to eventually make that choice on their own based on the information that is provided to them through us, through the culture, through the various ways we communicate with one another. What I have come to see is that if faith isn’t attached to the stories of our lives, then the next generation can’t apply it to the stories of their lives today. It became evident that the young people today and people in general have the same question of where is God in the sufferings of our lives. Faith in most cases is accepted during the most difficult times of our lives. This occurs because we have related it to the story of those who have gone before us who had faith to make it through the storms of life.
It is suffering that we all have in common. Suffering as a parent, a teenager, an elderly person, etc. When we can unite on another’s suffering we see the world through a different lens. If we believe that God has been revealed to us through Jesus and his humanity, then to me, God is revealed through the work of human hands that reach out to those in need because that is what Jesus did.
Through this theatrical production of JOB, I feel we break down the barriers that divide us, and unite as one people through knowing another’s pain as we embrace our longings for healing and love. Jesus’ mission was the same. Our worship no matter where we worship must lead us to those who suffer or else we miss the point of what worship is to do and how gives glory to God beyond the walls of our sacred spaces. This production is fit for people ranging from teenagers to senor citizens who ask the question: WHY?
I invite you all to bring your families and friends to an evening of not only entertainment, but also a unique way to evangelize through stories that will make you smile, laugh, cry, and then smile again. The music is up beat and full of life. This is not a “church play”, but a production filled with professional singers and musicians and actors who have volunteered to be a part of something that can bring healing and hope to a world looking for answers. I have been working on this project for about 15 years and through theological study and reflection as well as the trips and stumbles of my own personal journey, I have completed this musical production that aims to gather us as one and bring this old story into the NOW.
You can check out www.jobthenowtestament.com