Monday, December 29, 2014
As I consider this year’s joys, I’m particularly grateful to the cast and crew of The Fourth Wise Man, who worked diligently to bring the musical to life. The cast included: John Arnold, Brenda Byrd, Olin Jenkins, Randy Nolff, Mark Wade, Valerie Ward, and Jim Jarvis as Artaban. Pat Jarvis served as our stage manager. Melanie Shull was our music director. Gary West provided pre-show music. John Henry and Billy Itter worked the light board and follow spot, while Dean Long operated the new sound equipment given by Matthew and Tracy Davis Davenport. Many thanks and best wishes to all.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
In the St. Paul’s Players production of The Fourth Wise Man, Artaban, a magi who sought to follow the three wise men and bring gifts to the Christ Child, sold all he had to buy a sapphire, a ruby, and a pearl.
On his journey, he was stopped three times and had to use his gifts to benefit others.
His life ended in Jerusalem, where he learned that Jesus had been sent to the cross.
He thought his life was a failure, until he heard God’s voice saying, “What you have done for the least, you have done for me.”