Diamonds At The Cross

If you are like me, there are many stories in the Bible that you wish you had more information about. Everything from Adam and Eve in the Garden to Noah to the Walls of Jericho to the Cross, and many more – we’d love to have just a little more information, insight, and descriptions. When I find myself feeling a little robbed because of not having what I want in Bible stories, I force myself to remember this simple fact. There is no story or event in the Bible that is there just to tell us a story! They are there to tell us something about God! He is the subject and the purpose of every word in scripture. The each book in the Bible was written to introduce us to God! Even the event most central to the entire Bible was recorded to tell us about how much God loves us and was willing to sacrifice His only Son for us.

That being said, through the years I still have found myself wishing I knew just a little more about some of the characters mentioned in that well know and life-impacting event. Who was Simon of Cyrene? What ever happened to him? Did his brief and physical encounter with Jesus change or impact his life? Did he look into the eyes of Jesus and see something? Did they exchange any words as they exchanged the cross? Could his life possibly go back to normal after such an experience – after meeting and helping the Messiah? There are others who I’ve always wondered about, like Barabbas or the Centurion, who made that famous declaration at the cross, and the ladies who followed Jesus and the Apostles, but are mentioned only briefly before and during the crucifixion. How did the experience impact them? Did they change into something better?

Diamonds At the Cross is this year’s musical telling of a Bible story – only this year – we are speculating more than telling. We are looking at these little know characters in the crucifixion story and giving a possible scenario for what the rest of their story might have been. The title comes from a fairly new praise song entitled Diamonds. It’s about life’s pressures being God’s way of turning dust into diamonds. That is the question we answer in the play. Did their experience in the crucifixion event contribute to them changing from dust to diamonds? We have some wonderful fun songs, some dynamic adaptations from Musicals, and several inspiring praise and contemporary worship songs. If you can catch one or more of our performances, we’d love to have you. Diamonds At the Cross is Friday and Saturday, June 7th and 8th, at 7 P.M. and Sunday, June 9th, at 6 P.M. at the Florissant Church of Christ, 16460 New Halls Ferry Road, Florissant, Missouri. If you have any questions, call 314-837-8000. It is totally free! No tickets are required. Come and fill in the blanks of at least one story you wish you had more information about. Maybe you’ll be changed too!