If you’re like me, you’ll be laughing in an instant. I had a few moments where I couldn’t stop laughing, in fact.
Thankfully, the video is over seven minutes long. This gave me a little more time to think about what I was watching.
I’m all for laughing at myself as a Christian. There are plenty of resources that provoke this, such as media that mocks how church can seem like a Starbucks to great blogs like the one Jon Acuff writes. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s walked away from such creative content and thought, “I’m so glad to know I’m not the only one who thinks it’s odd that we slap stick-figure fish on our vehicles, and then war it out with evolutionists by making our fish eat their mockery of our fish.”
So back to the video – as I was having fun enjoying the archaic video game sound effects over mass healing services, I was reminded…
those are healing services.
People with real afflictions came in to seek something from God.
They’re desperate. They’ve been given little hope everywhere else.
Granted, in my right mind I wouldn’t go to such stage presentations that seem more theatrical than spiritual. Then again, am I right in my mind about that? If my kid was sick and I heard a guy was coming to town who has a reputation for healing, would I endure the hot stage lights and his hair-sprayed helmet head so my son or daughter could know the touch of God?
(that’s “Street Fighter” for “Amen!”)
What do you think – as we circulate these with our Christian friends or share them with youth group kids…
are we doing more good than harm… or more harm that good?
I’m sure there will be some quick replies on this, and we may even toss out classic ideas like “Balance… everything in moderation.”
So before you answer, consider:
But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not himself dare to condemn him for slander but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” (Jude 1:9)
But among you there must not be… obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. (Ephesians 5:3-4)
We made this fun video about 8 months ago but played it this weekend as we welcomed our new freshman in for the coming year. Got to make them feel special – so we also hosted a little “after party” after their first full weekend, too. Lotsof candy, drinks and meeting our incredible team. So fun to have the new energy of the freshman in the house!