Thursday, April 21, 2011

"Endless Night"

I know that I posted a blog a while ago on musicals, but today I wanted to talk about a specific one. Everyone knows the movie "The Lion King." It is one of my favorite Disney movies. It is also my favorite Broadway shows. "The Lion King" has been on Broadway for 14 years and has been one of the most popular musicals of all time.

As we know, Simba loses his father Mufasa in a wildebeast stampede. For years Simba blamed himself for his father's death. In this video, Simba is talking to his father and wondering where he is at. This is from the Broadway production. The song is "Endless Night." Sorry about the beginning part.

I love this song because it provides some very key points. Simba says "Father, I feel so alone." How many times do we feel that we are alone in this world? How many "Endless Nights" do we have because we are so distraught and hopeless? Then he says "Sleepless I dream of the day when you were by my side guding my path." We all want the days that were good. We would all like to live with our Heavenly Father again and to live in His presence.

We need to always remember that He is always there for us. He will never leave us alone. And we can return and live with Him if we follow Jesus Christ. Heavenly Father wants us all to return to Him, but we have to show our faith. We have to put forth the effort. Everyone is going to have some days when they feel alone, but it's just not true. We need to realize that "...the night must end, and that the sun will rise." Everything will always turn for the better.

I testify that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are always there for us. No matter what we go through, we are never alone. Just like Simba, we know that "...the clouds must clear and that the sun will shine." We are sons and daughters of Heavenly Father. He loves us and will always help us as long as we ask for it.

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