Tuesday, September 25, 2012
I recently have been re-watching the Office. In season 6, an episode called "The Christening" shows Jim and Pam's child being baptized. Now, the Offce is great at mockery and when I saw a church being involved I was interested because, lets face it: we have some of that mockery coming. Especially with having Christian versions of (fill in the blank. Music, books, mints, gum, video games.) Now Jesus music for the most part is pretty good, except for this.
This episode starts with Jim and Pam dedicating their baby with a fellowship lunch following. During this lunch, the church's youth group is announcing their missions trip to Mexico. Micheal Scott is so moved that he jumps on the bus driving from Pennsylvania to Mexico prompting Andy to join in the fun. Even though they neither portray anything remotely Christian in the show, they are inspired by the passion displayed by the youth (despite being heavily scripted). On the way there, Andy and Micheal begin to realize the setbacks of living in Mexico for 3 months and promptly asked to get off the bus, in a comical fashion. Despite this mockery, The Office is (was) one of my favourite shows.
Now that can be a picture of what our faith looks like. We see something and become a raging fire and when the crap hits the fan, we give up.
Philippians 1:6- "For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus". God begins a good work in all. He began it in me years ago and even though I continue to struggle, to fail to live a godly life, I am thankful that I am forgiven for my stupidity, my disobedience and my failures. I could not go on not knowing that.