Last night my family and I went to see the Springfield Muni production of Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat. I saw this show with my husband (who doesn’t do musicals – but loved this one) about 10 years ago and have loved it ever since. So when we found out not only that it was in Springfield, but that a couple of our friends were in it, one of them playing Joseph, we had to go. We got rained out on Saturday, so we had to go back on Sunday, but it was well worth two trips to Springfield.

One of my favorite songs from the show is “Close Every Door,” and as I listened again last night, I was reminded why. It is a great reminder that life isn’t about us when we live for Christ. It isn’t about our happiness or our life. It isn’t about what our circumstances look like. It is about the fact that we have been promised more than this life can offer. And our God is faithful to fulfill His promises.

I thought I would share the song with you today. It’s not Owen singing it, but I guess Donny Osmond will do. 🙂

Close Every Door

Close every door to me, hide all the world from me
Bar all the windows and shut out the light
Do what you want with me, hate me and laugh at me
Darken my daytime and torture my night

If my life were important I
Would ask will I live or die
But I know the answers lie far from this world

Close every door to me, keep those I love from me
Children of Israel are never alone
For I know I shall find my own peace of mind
For I have been promised a land of my own.

CHILDREN:

Close every door to me, hide all the world from me
Bar all the windows and shut out the light

La la la la la la (REPEAT)

JOSEPH
Just give me a number instead of my name
Forget all about me and let me decay
I do not matter
I’m only one person
Destroy me completely then throw me away

If my life were important I
Would ask will I live or die
But I know the answers lie far from this world

Close every door to me keep those I love from me
Children of Israel are never alone
For we know we shall find our own peace of mind
For we have been promised a land of our own

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