2012-02-16

Chronicle – Grabbing Their Attention

by Yo Snyder

Deuteronomy 28:9 “The Lord will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on
oath, if you keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in his ways.” Videos
and photos a few weeks ago showing three people apparently flying through the
air over the Hudson River in New York City. As you may have guessed, the
figures weren’t actually people, but rather uniquely designed radio controlled
planes. The planes were designed for a viral advertising campaign for the new
movie Chronicle, in which three high school students discover they have super
powers, including the ability to fly. Well, the stunt certainly got a lot of
attention, which got me think about us as Christians. Just like those human-like
flying planes grabbed people’s attention, we should also soar above the rest
where everyone can see us. How do we do that? By being different. By being set
apart. By being holy. I know there’s a desire to better relate to this world in
order to share the good news, but it’s been well said that we can seek to
relate to our culture without being worldly. We need to stand out, we need to
soar above the crowd, and the only way we can do that is when completely
surrender in obedience to Jesus, when we let Christ shine through us without
any inhibitions. When we do that, people can point and stare all they want
because all they’ll see is Jesus in our lives. Think of it as a viral campaign
to invite people into heaven.