Spectacular "Lion King" teaches life lessons

The MPCS performing arts production of Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.” was a truly phenomenal performance, showcasing amazing costumes and outstanding young talent. There is no doubt most have seen “The Lion King” and are familiar with the story. One of the most poignant scenes of the production is when Simba, having run from his problems, comes face to face with himself. As he’s looking down at his reflection, Rafiki reminds him,“The past can hurt, but the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.” We then hear the voice of Mufasa tell his son, “You have forgotten who you are, and so have forgotten me.”
Most of us can relate. We struggle, allowing the troubles of our past to lead us to forget who we really are. We must never allow our past mistakes to define us or make us forget who we are:

     We are a child of the Most High God.
     We were beautifully created in His image and likeness.
     We are loved with an unconditional love.
     We are saved by His amazing grace alone, and not by anything we could have ever done.
     We have been called and equipped for greatness in His Kingdom.

Paul reminds us in 2 Corinthians 5 that in Christ, the “old is gone, and the new is here!” and in Philippians 4 that we are to “forget what lies behind, and strain for what is ahead.” So let's use our students’ wonderful performance to remind us to stop eating the grubs in the forest and start living as an heir to the King! Click HERE to view the gallery of images from the show.