We found our seat in the already filling high school auditorium –Matt with an aisle seat so he could stretch out his long legs. Hands opened programs, and we spoke through the coming choir songs.
Oh, this one is my favorite, I said.
Lights dimmed. My pulse picked up.
Rows of students in flowing choir robes filed in and lined the side walls.
Violin bows pushed upward. Bass strings plucked. Voices rose.
One song soft, and we held our breath.
One song loud, and we leaned forward.
One song funny, and we laughed.
A.W. Tozer says this:
“In our desire after God let us keep always in mind that God also has desire, and his desire is toward the sons of men, and more particularly toward those sons of men who will make the once-for-all decision to exalt him over all. Such as these are precious to God above all treasure of earth or sea. In them God finds a theater where he can display his exceeding kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”
Inside our soul we can shape a theater –a place where we look and wait with anticipation, to see what good God will do.
He will perform goodness –sometimes soft.
Sometimes to make us laugh with delight.