Sunday, October 04, 2009

Perfect Pairings

This weekend, Oliver Twist opened at our local children's theatre, in which Ellie played an orphan and a pickpocket. I caught this pic between scenes. She likes to hole up underneath some tables during the other kids' scenes and I thought she looked awful pitiful here - sad eyes. Though she has had fun pouring herself into a this role, the word of God says something very specific about people like Ellie's characters.
You're blessed when you've lost it all.
God's kingdom is there for the finding.
You're blessed when you're ravenously hungry.
Then you're ready for the Messianic meal.

You're blessed when the tears flow freely.
Joy comes with the morning.

The Message - Luke 6:20b

8 Wonderful Responses:

ASHLEY said...

i haven't commented on the last few posts cuz i was lazy...but i wanna tell you...i'm with you on the why's in life...and the sadness, the lost-ness, the broken-ness...and the pain that goes with it...i find myself there a lot, wondering...even in it...though not quite willing to share it with the world...anyway... also...loved the t. hawkins video...we laughed, me and dan....and also...ellie's so mysterious looking in there...her eyes say a lot...i'm not sure what, but i know you probably know what they say...how'd you get her so involved in acting? i'll bet she's wonderful...do your parents teach parenting classes? is it granny's fault you all are so loving and precious? i wanna know...really...i wanna know? you have one AMAZING family...what a blessing!! i adore you...oh...and i need branson ideas...don't you all go to branson often? we're going and i need ideas...okay....that is all...carry on.

4 Lettre Words said...

Just beautiful, Annie!

momof4kr said...

Can't get past "you're blessed when you've lost it all..."

Isn't that so against the world's way? If only we could embrace and truly know and feel that we're blessed when we feel we've lost everything.

Hey ~ Abby and I want to come see Ellie in the play...is it still running?? Your photo of Ellie is so moving...tells a story of its own.

Missed you on Saturday. Lots of bumble bees buzzing around our heads. Good day to miss. :)

Baloney said...

There is a couple in my Sunday School class who have given their testimony about losing EVERYTHING more than once. Cancer, jobs, everything. Yet they have rebounded and found joy in their life everytime.
We all hope we are never at that point, but their story is an inspiration to me and so was that verse.
Adorable picture of Ellie. :)

Shannon said...

I think my friend Cheryl's son, Bryce, was Oliver in that production. I used to work with her a St. John's. Great picture of Ellie - seems she nailed her part. I always think the Message seems to nail it too. Awesome words!

♥georgie♥ said...

Annie it is posts like this that just snap you right back into reality~THANK YOU!

Kathleen said...

What a great pairing! And that picture...wow! That could be the movie poster for "Oliver"! Precious!

Baloney said...

Left you something on my blog.