Saturday, December 1, 2012

Oh My Bad, Bro

The world forgetting, by the world forgot.  -Alexander Pope

Ever seen the “Want to get away?” Southwest Airline Commercials?  One day I hung out with a guy who was the epitome cool. (All of the ladies loved Wade.)  A few young ladies said hello to us and I proceeded to introduce him: “This is my buddy Graham.”  Fail.  I forgot Wade’s name for what seemed to be ten of the longest seconds ever.  “Oh my bad, bro.”  Graham was the guy I’d evidently spent too much time doing ministry with, but Wade didn’t know that.  I felt like taking the first flight to Bermuda, and I think Wade would be happy to have seen me leave.  This embarrassing illustration leads me into my Biblical tie-in.  In the world today people are usually unashamed to talk about “god,” but god is a vague word, especially if and when there are multiple definitions.  Notice that any mention of “Jesus” and their countenance may change because to some “Jesus” is offensive.  Never forget the Name that is above all names: He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords.  He is God all by Himself.  His name is Jesus. 

Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation  (Colossians 1:15, NLT).