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  • Writer's pictureJaime Hilton

Life...Faith... and Theatre

Updated: Aug 14, 2020

“As I listen to the silence, I learn that my feelings about art and my feelings about the Creator of the Universe are inseparable. To try to talk about art and about Christianity is for me one and the same thing.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle

We are all storytellers at heart. We sing songs, read stories, play act, watch movies, and doodle on our homework or grocery lists because stories are rooted deep in who we are. We use art to understand and to express what we know to be true.

This is how God made us because He is a storyteller too. He chose to reveal Himself to us through the stories of the ancient Israelites, using exquisitely crafted poetry and narrative.

“For God has always spoken through story, parable, nature, and image. He is a God who created us to touch, taste, and revel in his beauty, not simply to stand apart and observe it.” (Sara Clarkson, Caught Up In A Story)

As believers, we have a responsibility to engage with our culture and contribute to the conversations; to not only point out what is good and true and beautiful, but to share with the world why it is good and true and beautiful. We have a responsibility to tell great stories that share the gospel message of hope and to do so with excellence so that God is glorified, exalted throughout the entire process.

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5: 14-16, ESV

What stories resonate with you? What stories point you to the truth of God's character? Share at All the World a Stage Facebook Page!

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