It is a privilege of working over a long period that sometimes you are able to revisit previous plays.
Just such an opportunity arrived with the twenty third production from Christian Voices as we revisited Lazarus.
The classic story of Jesus’ power over death, recalling Lazarus to his family from the tomb, speaks to one of the essential elements of the Christian faith. Resurrection.
Lazarus provides a certain amount of difficulty for some Christians, as Jesus appears to deliberately delay seeing the stricken man until after all is lost – indeed Lazarus has been dead for several days.
Why the delay? Why didn’t Jesus, or God answer Martha’s call when the need seemed most pressing?
When we look for God’s answer to prayer, are we guilty of adding our own timescales and perhaps requested responses instead of looking at God’s purpose and His potential response to our needs?
In 2018 the play was performed six times by Christian Voices. The playwright was Alan Young and the songs were written by Dave Chamberlin. The performances were directed by Caroline Cox.
The production was performed at:
- 10:30am, Sunday 11thDecember 2016, Ninfield Methodist Church
- 10:30am, Sunday 18thDecember 2016, Little Common Methodist Church
- 3:00pm, Sunday 18thDecember 2016, Southlands Place Care Home, Bexhill