We live in a visual age. Drama, images and story-telling speak to us through all forms of media. Live theatre has a particular enchantment for exciting the imagination as it draws us into the story, as if present within it.
Our forebears knew this too. The Mystery plays were a mechanism for communicating the stories of the Bible in an age when most people could neither read nor write. Along with images in stained glass windows these brought the stories of a Latin Bible to life.
God of mystery
you reveal yourself in the stories
of your saving love at work in Jesus Christ.
May the retelling
ignite our imagination,
inspire our living
and renew us in hope;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
© Ian Black 2017