Flash mobs have become a twenty-first century phenomenon, people popping up in malls or on the streets, beginning with one and then becoming many doing something creative as a group. I’ve watched a few videos myself and wondered at the thought and preparation it must take to pull off something like this. And I am amazed at how the crowd stops what they are doing, busy as they are or rushing to complete their tasks, to stand and watch.
It makes me ponder how I am living out my Christ-likeness. Am I wearing it, showing it, singing it, shouting it enough to a world so that it will stop to look and see?
I think of the shepherds who were shown a great light and proclamation from the heavenlies. They stopped their watching of sheep and went to see, to gaze upon and wonder at this baby who was laid in a feeding trough.
Afterwards, the shepherds told it, this experience of being in the presence of the Christ. How could they not? How can I not tell it, after coming into the Holy of holies, after having the new birth ignite new life in me, after being covered in the costly and precious blood of my Savior?
Do I shine like the stars that reflect the glory of their Creator? Do I bear the fragrance of Christ because I have touched Him and He has touched me? Are my hands and feet an extension of the very person of Jesus? Is His love so filling me so that my love reaches the hearts of those close by and far away? Do my words and actions imitate the One who is continually molding and making me into something I could never be on my own?
If I burn with the blaze of God who is a consuming fire, people will stop and look. Just like the flash mobs grab attention and hold people’s gaze long enough to hear the Good News, I truly want my daily activity and the words of my testimony to constrain people to pause and hear the hope that is in me.
Prepare your heart to be moved as you follow me to this amazing mob of believers who are willing to shout their holy message in unholy places so that the world can hear, “Jesus has come!” Please stay to the end. It is well worth it.
Christmas Flash Mop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Vnt7euRF5Pg
If you watched to the end, tell me if you teared up, like I did.