According to the level of excitement,
you would have thought their own names were up in lights!
(Yet, then I would have had to smudge them out anyway, wouldn't I?)
The beard below didn't really make the "cut" either, so we went for a drawn-on beard by performance #2. As you can tell, hair and make up are a work in progress in the theater world. "Dori" the dwarf is joined here by her sister the goblin. Sweetcheeks is merely a shadow here of the wildness she would become in future performances.
More photos on this later when I have a chance to upload them. I just realized I let DP take the camera with him in the van this morning.
As I am typing this, I can't help but think what pleasure and joy God receives when we are transformed into the creations He intended for us to be. I work so hard so many times to try to be what He intends. I strive and I struggle. I writhe under self-imposed pressure. I give up, and I lose hope.
Yet, He wants me to be just like these children were with me this weekend. They sat themselves in a chair and trusted me to make them what they were intended to be. They didn't strive. They didn't try to help me out. They trusted me. They barely knew me, but they trusted me, and they were overjoyed with the results.
How much more should I be trusting my Heavenly Father Who knows me better than I know myself and gives me His very best in His Son, Jesus Christ?
What joy could fill my heart if I release my grip and trust Him to transform me?
"And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.
"Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect." Romans 12:1-2 (NLT)