It was a small stage with 60-70 people in the audience. all-for-One’s artistic director introduced the show and the people clapped as I walked onstage to begin a 30 min preview of DAVID. I was a little nervous, but I was prepared and felt called to share this story.
It’s the story of a man who is known as a singer/songwriter, warrior and king. It’s the story of a man who was known for his pure heart and yet committed terrible sin against Uriah, Bathsheeba and others. But mostly, it’s a story of a powerful God and the man who tried to express his love for God in song.
As I start to prepare all the songs and characters again for July 8/9, when I present the same preview at Emmanuel Community Church, I wanted to share some scenes from the first preview. Here is a small sneak peak into DAVID…
Saul discovers that Michal, his daughter, is in love with David. Thinking the Philistines will get rid of David for him, Saul challenges David to kill 100 Philistines to get Michal as his wife. David does it and Saul gives his daughter, Michal, to David in marriage…
David escapes and sings to God. “Deliver me from my enemies, O God / Protect me from those who rise up against me…”
David is recognized by the Philistines. Afraid for his life, David pretends to be insane. When he escapes he sings his thanks to God, “In God, whose Word I praise / In God I trust, I will not be afraid / What can mortal man do to me?”
This is just the beginning of David’s life and only the first 30 min of the show. I’m excited to present these characters, these songs and THIS STORY on July 8/9 because I think it will help all of us see a man who was flawed, but who loved the Lord with his whole heart.