This last posting about our recent bus trip (vacation) will highlight our tour through Hershey, PA, the amazing Chocolate Factory, and our viewing of David at Sight and Sound Theater.
If you have never visited a Sight and Sound Theater, you really should try to do it sometime. Dawn and I watched the presentation of Jonah a few years ago in Branson, MO and this second occasion was to see David. These productions are not cheaply done, get you down the road, tourist experiences. Nope. They are very well done and filled with beautiful scenery and singing and special effects. David was, of course, about the life of King David from the Bible and how God used him throughout his life. They did not shirk from the sins that David committed either. So, it was powerful and presented a well-rounded vision of the life of a “man after God’s own heart.”
What does it mean to be a man after God’s own heart? In my view, I believe it means that David was honest and real with his Maker. He had a genuine relationship with Jehovah God. David faltered and failed along the way, but he confessed those sins and paid harsh consequences for them. I do believe it to be true that God has unique plans for each soul He creates and establishes on this spinning orb. He also gives us freedom to make choices that can impact the path He has laid before us. Thus is the human condition.
Now, onto Hershey! I was amazed at the scope of the place… well, the attraction, not the city itself :). We just scratched the surface of this complex, but it was fun. As you might guess, there was an overabundance of “all things chocolate.” Additionally, you had your choice of lots and lots of Hershey branded souvenirs. I took personal notice of the high quality of these products and the clean environment. This may sound like a silly thing to mention, but often in such places, the quality is lacking and the employees seem to slop through the day with no concern for cleanliness. Sorry if that offends you, but it has been my personal experience.
Ok, here are a few photos. Thank you for reading over these personal posts. Now, back to life in Tennessee…