Saturday night we took the kids to see The Forgotten Carols -- a Christmas musical/play composed by Michael McClean. I remember being a teenager and listening to those songs over and over again, singing along, and playing the piano music. They are such moving songs with a great message. So I was thrilled to discover that the "show" was coming to Vegas!
Here we are seated and ready for it to begin
And here we are at intermission.
I will say that the kids were laughing their guts out during several of the acting scenes. But when it came time for singing . . . . they got a bit sleepy.
At the end of the show Michael McClean came out to share his thank-you's, a few more songs, and some uplifting thoughts. In the show he played the part of Uncle John, an elderly man. He mentioned that if you were a regular to the show you would notice that Uncle John's wardrobe was different on this tour. This time, all the clothes he wore belonged to his own father. His father is still alive today, with Alzheimer's.
Michael's father can't remember his son's name. "But I'm sure I like you!"
What struck Michael is that his father is still very aware of and familiar with his faith, Jesus Christ, and the meaning of the Christmas season.
And I love what he said next. This is the gist:
I hope that I can get to the point in my life where the Savior is so inscribed into my DNA, that when I forget everything and everyone else, . . . I can still recognize Him.
Isn't that beautiful? I hope for the same thing too.