Hundreds of years ago Isaac Watts wrote: “At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light, and the burden of my heart rolled away. It was there by faith I received my sight and now I am happy all the day.”
Last Friday in the Major Noot Hall at the Combermere School in Waterford St. Michael, the Wesleyan Holiness Church of Barbados staged a play called The Meeting At The Cross. Its objective was to cause hearts that were similarly burdened†to go to “the cross” in search of deliverance.
Speaking with Barbados TODAY, Natalie Boyce, organiser of the production, said that from all reports the production was well received and accomplished the goals established.
“It was to remind persons that when they have problems, when they have issues, it is meeting Jesus that will help them — and not giving up,” Boyce said.
The play centred on a village called the Redemption Boulevard. All of the villagers were invited to meet Jesus at the cross so He could deal with any issues they had. The play dealt with the preparations leading up to the journey to the cross and what happened once the villagers reached there.
Boyce, who was also the writer, said that after the play, when the alter call was made, many patrons, both young and old, went to the altar seeking salvation and she believed it was as a result of the message that through Jesus there is the salvation.
Sixteen actors between the ages of 13 to 35 participated in the performance and the large audience which attended the Good Friday show was treated to performances from a collection of dancers from across the Wesleyan denomination, Anointed Expressions from Chalky Mount Wesleyan Holiness Church and signers and dancers from Fustic Wesleyan, while up and coming artist, Neesha Woodz, thrilled the audience with her performance of the original More Precious. (KC) †††