|Memorial Opera House Stage|
It is over. Our "Listen to Your Mother "Show is over.
But is it ever over? I know being a mama never ends. Someone reminded me of that in Target yesterday. "Oh, you will always be a mother, even when they are grown!" The woman behind me in line said.
That is all we were doing on stage: Being Mamas. And daughters. And sisters and friends. All we did was share five minutes of what that looks like for us. Just words from our heart and tears and laughter onto a page then out of our mouths into a megaphone. We only told our lives, and our light shined for every audience member.
|I just couldn't get my perfect picture with Stephanie!|
We gave ourselves permission to be real, in return inviting our audience to do the same. Nobody is perfect we said. We all make mistakes (and look how hilarious they are!) we said. If this happened to me, maybe it also happened to you? we said.
|Julia Huisman and Stephanie Hauser getting "more" beautiful|
Last weekend as I had a holy moment in the holiest seat in our house I found this devotional for May 10th; the night of our "Listen to Your Mother" Show:
Light Shines Through Cracked Pots
"Let not those who wait and hope and look for You, o Lord of hosts, be put to shame through me; let not those who seek and inquire You (as their vital necessity) be brought to confusion and dishonor through me, O God of Israel." Psalm 69:6
Everyone is like a pot that carries life. But not everyone carries a presence that blesses others. Religion tries to force people to follow laws to make them perfect, like pots without cracks. But if a light is put within a flawless pot and then covered, no one is able to see the light inside the pot. Perfect pots are not able to reveal internal light to illumine the way for others. God chooses to shine through imperfect, cracked pots. People are blessed when our cracked pots let the light of Jesus shine through.
Choose to be a glory filled cracked pot rather than an empty, pretty vessel.
And we do have such light. Each woman was beautiful and light as they spoke. Each one had beautiful details, cracks and blessed the rest of us with her words.
|Beth Fletcher and Katy Hoagland, Sparkling STARS!|
|Judy Miller and June Saavedra indulge the paparazzi|
Listen to Your Mother is over now for our cast.
And light, light is shining through my cracks.
I hope it helps brighten someone else's day.
Happy Mother's Day, All!