All the World is a Stage
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10)
Shakespeare’s contention that all the world’s a stage, and all the men and women are merely players is biblically consistent. History is a captured thought, a story, an acting out of an epic adventure — we all must play a part. And, at the end, there’s a curtain call. The key, according to the Bible, is to be aware of this dynamic and actively take part in it. Within History is our story.
It’s weird to think about my story being God’s artistic expression, but that’s exactly what it is for God’s man. Our lives are God’s workmanship and the choices we make are a part of the play he is writing. What’s inconceivable to me is that I get to take part in the final scene by choices I make now.
It’s interesting to me that when one becomes aware that he’s been chosen as one of God’s children, one becomes aware that God, in His complete wisdom, designed a one man production for each of His children. The difference between God and the normal playwright is, God lets us partner with him in the writing of our script.
When the final curtain comes down we will stand there and receive the applause of God with all the rest of God’s children. The best part is that the originator of the production realizes that our part in the writing of the script is flawed in some areas. Enter Grace: God steps in with his big eraser. Why? Because He has chosen to make things eternally perfect for his kids forever and ever. The End.
Father, it doesn’t get any better than being your child.