Once the Musical

Now that Linda has completed the book of Luke, here’s one of the most popular posts from the gospel book.

I was so enamoured by the whole production

Luke 20:9-19

Reference: “Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my son, whom I love; perhaps they will respect him.’ (‭Luke‬ ‭20‬:‭13‬ NIV)

Explore: I recently went to see the musical “Once”. It was an incredible stage production where all the actors stayed on stage the whole time and were all part of the ensemble.

I was so enamoured by the whole production that I raved about it on Facebook. This may not be unusual behaviour for some, but I rarely post on Facebook so this was high praise indeed!

A number of my close friends concurred about the performance and some expressed their desire to witness the brilliance of “Once” as well. But one comment took me by surprise:

“I saw it too… Wasn’t enamoured… Not sure what I missed.”

I couldn’t believe it. How could someone not appreciate the incredible talent, the heartfelt story and the fabulous direction?

But once I calmed down from my total state of bafflement, I realised we all have different opinions and we have the right to share them. Even if it is the opposite to my opinion!

Application: Imagine if God was expecting everyone to have the same opinion as Him. I guess He’d be constantly baffled!

He must watch us and think, “Really? How could you think that? How could you say that? Don’t you know beauty when you see it? Don’t you understand wisdom when you hear it?!!”

And yet, we all miss it at some stage. We can chastise the Pharisees from 2000 years ago for not knowing God when He walked amongst them, whilst we’re missing seeing God in our everyday as well.

Let’s not hold so close to our judgements and prejudice that we miss God altogether.

Prayer: Lord, open my eyes to Your love, Your wisdom and Your thoughts. Amen.

Do you think your opinion differs from God’s?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.