All tagged We are all imperfect people who need Jesus!
Each time I watch the Olympics, I always have the same thought- we need an average Joe. If I was in charge I would insist we start each event with a random drawing from the list of spectators- “Would the person sitting in Section F, Row 16, Seat 7 please report to the starting line or the ice rink, whatever the event.” Then we would all watch as the average Joe, someone like us, attempted the event.
Is it OK to desire to be cool?
From a biblical prospective there is no encouragement to be cool. The Bible is clearly a book written for all time, it is the inspired word of God. It is like the perfect little black dress- timeless. We are never encouraged to be hip or part of the in crowd. Instead we realize while reading the word that Jesus was not a fad -"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." (Hebrews 13:8) And simply put, that is my answer. My pursuit of cool is outside my pursuit of God.
Right before Sylvester Stalone starts landing blows on his opponent in each of the famous Rocky movies, a referee reminds him of the rules. The two menacing boxers stand toe to toe- drenched in sweat, boxing gloves on. The referee pulls down a microphone from the sky and starts explaining the rules. “We want a good clean fight, no sucker punches or blows below the waist, touch gloves, and when I say go to your corner, go there and stay there, and don’t come out until you hear the bell. May the best fighter win!” I have often thought that this referee would make a great wedding officiant. He could wed people and start them off on the right foot on how to fight fairly.