Thursday, September 18, 2008

Cue the Cameraman...

I've become quite a fan of the U.S. version of the Office. I mean, it's not the best show to watch but it is extremely funny. Really, I like the concept of it. If you've never seen it, it's basically like a documentary-sitcom. Unlike the normal show, the Office is taped by one video man in a single shot view (and the characters are aware of its presence and sometimes reacts to it), with no studio and no audience or laugh track. I just think the idea is so original and it really works.

Well I was watching it earlier and I began to wonder how it would be if my life was documented like that. What if your life was documented like that? Would you be proud of what's caught on tape? The beauty of the show is that the story line is an honest one, the characters are without any pretense in front of the camera. So in all honesty, would your life be one that glorifies God? Mine wouldn't, at least not how He wants it too. 1 Corinthians 10:31 says, "... whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." Are we taking this command seriously?

Take it loosely, but think of the world as a cameraman. They're watching so closely, observing how we live honestly. "...let your light shine before others so that they may...give glory to your Father in heaven." We're the image bearers of Christ, the characters in this pretense-free documentary called the Christian life. What's our image saying about our Father? Are we giving Him justice?

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