We all have a job to do. Our divine purpose, our calling, our life’s work. Whatever you call it, that is what we are here to do regardless of challenges and obstacles.
I watched this video today and wondered who among us could keep going through fire and flame. The singer never missed a beat. The world was crashing down around him and yet, he sang. And, he sang well.
Jesus, as portrayed by an amateur, probably unpaid or barely paid, did his part. He came out of the flaming tomb alive. He was sidetracked for a moment, doing what Jesus would do, helping in a crisis. But, only for a moment. He was to show everyone that he was alive and he walked the stage, arms open wide, past the fire extinguishers and panicked stage hands, showing he did indeed rise from the dead.
The tomb was on fire. The show must go on.
We have fires in our lives every day. Kids, spouses, phone calls, bills, health issues, money issues, job pressures that want to pull us from who we want to be. It would be easy to be sidetracked, distracted and reason out why we are no closer to finishing our life’s work. We are needed elsewhere, right?
Maybe, just maybe, just this once, we need to keep on going past the kids screaming, the phone ringing, the bills calling and the boss demanding, to finish whatever may be more important than this momentary crisis. Maybe, just maybe, we need to let someone else take care of the fire so we can have our moment.
Do you think this video would have so many views if Jesus panicked and the singer stopped singing? No, the appeal is they carried on as the world fell into chaos around them. They carried on.
I don’t think I do enough carrying on. Do you?