There were over 40 homeschooled students in the play. They had 4 performances scheduled over one week-end in April. Rebecca played Lady Marian and Joshua was one of the Merry Men.
The whole group.
Marion and Robin Hood meet for the first time.
The "fauning ladies". Aren't they cute?
We rushed out to the car in the pouring rain! We made it back to the church and found it was dark. Power was gone. As we went up to the second floor in the dark, we found everyone in the auditorium. We were soon taken downstairs to wait in an enclosed hallway. Away from doors and windows. Tornadoes were going through our area at that time.
We all wondered if power would return. We wondered and hoped that we would be able to do the last show. We looked to our amazing leader, Shannan, to guide us. As the children sat huddled in the hallway, they were lead in an activity that they had been doing now for months. Praying. They took turns praying and praising and thanking God. Praising Him in the midst of the storm. What a sweet privilege to be a part of.
When they finished praying, they each took turns sharing their favorite moments and lines from the play. There was much laughter even as our hopes were strained as we sat in the dim light. A decision had to be made as we would soon lose the emergency back-up lights. With no power, unfortunately, the show was not able to go on. It was very disappointing.
It is hard to know the whys sometimes on this side of heaven. I do know that even in the midst of our disappointments, that God is there. He is in control and He is good. I'm thankful for the heart of our director who kept pointing the children toward His goodness even when things don't go as planned. It was a good lesson for me too.
Being a part of this production was a blessing. I'm thankful for the opportunity! For more pictures, check out Rebecca's post on the play too!