Performing with God’s grace

Guest Post from Jeff Brown (Pontius Pilate 2018)

Last week Riley Brown and I once again were part of the cast for The Passion Play. It was a very difficult time for me up to the nights of the play because I didn’t know if I was going to be able to perform or not due to my chronic illness. The very night before the first show I had an attack so bad I couldn’t walk from my bedroom to the bathroom and spent the entire night in bed. I had a very important role with a lot of lines and wasn’t very confident that I could or would be able to do it. But, I was able to do it both nights, it wasn’t perfect but the audience seemed to enjoy it. I feel though that the credit is not mine. Firstly, without God it wouldn’t have happened, period. For reasons only He knows, I was meant to be there and perform. His love and grace pulled me through this, and many other things in my life, which astounds me because I clearly don’t deserve it. I give Him the credit for all that I have accomplished and I am eternally grateful. To all the cast and crew I thank you for your support and encouragement, I will never forget it. To Andy Rogers, thank you for believing in me and giving me a chance and not giving up on me when you would have been justified in doing so. Dawn and Dave Turner, thanks for all your help and encouragement, I appreciate it more than you’ll know. To anybody I missed, thank you, everybody in the cast and crew was an inspiration to me. Paul Shippert, you’re the best!! And finally, with tears in my eyes, my blessing, my flesh and blood, Faith ( Riley), for doing my make up, and for your love and encouragement, I thank you!! I am so proud of you and love you to the moon and back. You are the best!! Thank you Lord, for every day I have. God Bless you all.

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