The Cross of Love is an annual drama written, revised and produced by the pastor's wife at the Fremont MCA Church. An excellent, condensed account of Jesus's ministry, the Last Supper, the Betrayal of Judas at the Mount of Olives, the appearance before Pilate, Peter's denial, the crucifixion, the resurrection, the encounter with the doubting Thomas -- all are reenacted most convincingly in this local production.
The Jesus figure is very convincing (as are others) --and gives his personal testimony --how he came to this church without any church background or Christian experience, witnessed this production 8 years ago and has been playing the Jesus role ever since. Now he is undergoing trial by fire in his own personal life, afflicted with a serious disease, resulting in a recent depression as well --but the Lord assured him in scripture and through His Spirit that He would be faithful to him through the difficulties that lie ahead. How comforting are Christ's words, "Because I live, you shall live also."
This is well worth seeing. It makes the story literally come to life --excellent for youth and doubters. Before the graphic crucifixion scene, parents are given the option to send their children to the library for the 2nd act. Refreshments are served following the free performance.
There is some excellent vocal and dramatic talent in the little town of Fremont --found in this production. Much of the action, by the way, takes place in the aisles --and all close to the audience. So you will not doze off, believe me. (One of the soloists/actors is our son, who splits his time between this church, his wife's, and ours.)
Take 20East from Toledo, go into Fremont, turn right at the Beer Point Convenience Store (do not stop for beer) and right on Brush St. and on the right is the church.
I was so impressed, I'm going to try to bring our CLC kids there on an outing next year.
FOR THOSE WHO DON'T WANT TO TRAVEL SO FAR FOR A GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE, COME TO OUR TENEBRAE SERVICE AT THE SAME TIME IN HOLLAND. SEE PREVIOUS BLOG ARTICLE.
"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible