Gangnam Styling For Jesus
My employer has quarterly meetings where the entire company comes together. I like to think of these things as pep rallies. We look at where we’ve been and where we’re going.
We had a live band performing at our last one. There’s nothing like hearing live rock’n roll at 9;30 in the morning, let me tell you.
One guy in our company jumped up and began to dance as the music played. Another person on his team joined him. Later, a team member did the Gangnam Style dance. There were about three thoughts that ran through my mind.
- That’s stupid.
- I wouldn’t do that.
- Would I do that for the Lord?
Maybe you’re like me. You were raised that church should be a solemn occasion where you didn’t clap or anything. Heck, the Baptist college I went wouldn’t let us even advertise off-campus dances. They had to be called Foot Functions.
David didn’t worry about that sort of thing. When he finally brought the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem, he sacrificed bulls and danced almost naked the whole way. His wife was ashamed of his actions. His only concern was the Lord.
Paul reminds us that being crazy for the Lord is perfectly acceptable. He says in 2 Corinthians 5:13 that if we are “beside ourselves, it is for God.” If we are to be foolish, we should be foolish for the Lord.
I still find it difficult to raise my hand(s) in worship. I find it easier, though, to clap these days. I’m not sure about shucking most of my clothes and dancing in church.
However, I might look into Gangnam Styling for Jesus.
Have you ever done anything silly or stupid for Jesus?