Saturday, June 06, 2009

Life is not about Me
In his book, "Crazy Love", (which I am thoroughly enjoying) Francis Chan writes:

"Suppose you are an extra in an upcoming movie.  You will probably scrutinize that one scene where hundreds of people are milling around just waiting for that two-fifths of a second when you can see the back of your head.  Maybe your mom and your closest friend get excited about the two-fifths of a second with you... maybe.  But no one else will realize it is you.  Even if you tell them, they won't care.

Let's take it a step further.  What if you rent out the theater opening night and invite all of your friends and family to come and see the new movie about you?  People will say, "You're an idiot!  How could you think this movie is about you?"

Many Christians are even more delusional than the person I've been describing.  So many of us think and live like the movie of life is all about us."

What is life about?  What is all of history about?  Obviously it is about God and his epic story of salvation in Christ Jesus.  Chan goes on to say:

"We have our two-fifths of a second to live.  I don't know about you, but I want my two-fifths to be about making much of God.  1 Corinthians 1:31 says, "So whether you eat or whether you drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."  That is what each of our two-fifths of a second is all about."

*Learn more about this book here.
*Check out the next post for a related video.

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