Lost in the Tune
|May 26, 2011||Posted by Pastor Viju Mathai under Illustrations||
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It was evening, around 6:00PM, driving my car from Philadelphia center city towards home . Carefully avoiding any pedestrians or cars that were coming from the opposite direction, I made a sharp left turn towards the ramp to the freeway. Suddenly I noticed, a man around 200 feet away swaying like grass in the wind. At first glance I thought he might be bending and picking stuff up from the ground, but still I was curious. So I looked intently to find out what he was doing.
Soon I realised that the man had an iPod plugged into his ears and was dancing rather violently, right in the middle of the sidewalk – completely oblivious of the surrounding. It was the craziest dance I have ever seen in my life. Even though it looked weird for those around him, he did not care. The man was very much into it and was enjoying the moment.
God has called us to be oblivious about our surroundings when it comes to the things that concerns our spiritual self. Being Lost in the tune, being lost in our savior is a good thing. We are afraid to be different. We are afraid of others opinion about us. Being different might bring us ridicule, get us alienated. God has called us to be radicals, not conformers. We are a new creation, and our minds have been transformed. Be Different!
Never come to a point where worship becomes a bother. Even though the people around us might not worship, that should not stop us from worshiping God. People will ridicule us, shame us, alienate us, but nonetheless, we should yet worship God. David danced in the presence of God forgetting his own identity. How can he forget the one who has given him that identity. We as believers have received a new identity – children of God. How can we forget the one who has given us everything.