Eve broke when she saw the fruit.
David broke when he saw Bath Sheba.
Peter broke when he very nearly was arrested along with Jesus.
Moses broken when the Israelites complained one too many times.
Noah broken when he planted a vineyard.
Lot broke when he saw Sodom destroyed.
Abraham broke when he feared for his life over the matter of his wife.
Jonah broke when he got an unwanted assignment.
Jacob broke when an army of 400 came after him.
Paul broke when Barnabus dared to question his leadership over the question of taking Mark along with them.
Mark broke when things got rough.
Solomon broke when he loved many women.
Rehoboam broke when he listened to his friends instead of wise counselors.
Esther broke when the pressure was too great.
(Image source: Originally from Stock Photos).
Here’s the finished product. I’m standing with Jesus and Malchus, who lost his ear to Peter’s quick sword (but Jesus healed him immediately).
It started with a beard and some mascara to darken the eyebrows.
Somebody said I looked like Abraham Lincoln. Our “makeup room” is actually a classroom of the Lighthouse Church School in Santa Monica.
I love acting in church plays! When I was a missionary-pastor in Guatemala, I got all the starring (villain) roles. So when I returned to my church in the States, I thought I’d be a sensation.
But when I gave my first rehearsal performance, the faces of the directors said otherwise. I managed to survive the production and was never asked again. I realized I wasn’t a great actor after all.
Then, the asked me to be Barabbas. The way I see it, they were sitting around asking: “Who’s big and ugly to play Barabbas?” They thought of me.
Then they darkened up my face.
Do you like my mean look?
Wig, robe, hair covering completes!
The sunken eyes help.
This one includes Caiphas.
When I was little, I didn’t understand what was good about “Good Friday” when basically they brutalized Jesus. Now I understand.
Maybe they’ll give me more acting roles in the future. I told the director that I do deranged villains best. I wonder why those roles come easy for me.
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Tagged Barabbas, church play, crucifixion, Easter, Faith, God, inspiration, Jesus, life, Malchus, random, resurrection, salvation
If gruesomeness excites you for Halloween, look at this.
Jesus endured the whiplashes and the crucifixion to forgive you and me of our sins.