The Greatest Drama Ever Lived

Drama. It entertains and energizes, informs and inspires, challenges and changes us.

So how do we feel about drama in real life? Do we welcome it or run from it?

Shakespeare wrote:

“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players . . .” (As You Like It, Jacques, Act II, Scene VII).

Shakespeare plunks us all on the stage of life. No choice. Just seven stages of life that begin and end with dependency. Although artistic, his depiction leaves us with a sense of futility.

To be sure, life hands us many surprises. But is this all there is to life? Or is there a meta-drama that transcends and orchestrates the drama of life in which we’re involved? And if there’s a meta-drama, who’s writing the script and directing the production?

Think creation. Insubordination. Incarnation. Crucifixion. Resurrection. Redemption. Eternity.

Then think God.

Who but God would not only craft a master script but also direct, produce, and play the lead role in the incredible drama of redemption?

Drama is often used to portray the events leading up to Easter. And no wonder: The week between Palm Sunday and Easter is filled with drama. Characters with diverse motives and agendas enter and exit, spinning plot reversals that nail Jesus, an innocent man, to the cross. All seems lost.

To be sure, all would be lost except for the meta-drama of redemption that’s going on behind the scenes. It’s the greatest drama ever lived! And it’s the marvelous meta-drama that’s so needed in our world today.

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2 Responses to “The Greatest Drama Ever Lived”

  1. An excellent post, Patti. Makes me appreciate all the more our wonderful salvation.

    • Patricia Souder says:

      Amazing grace. Amazing love. Amazing God. BTW, I’ve just finished “Puzzled By Passover” and “Innocent! That Man Was Innocent!” Both touched me deeply as I lived the events through their eyes. Maybe someone in your neck of the woods who would like to do one or both. They work well as Reader’s Theater as well as being performed. Previews are free! Scripts are half-price.

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