I don’t know how many of you, have ever watched the “America’s Got Talent” series on TV and infrequently watched the Golden Buzzer Award be given out to individuals with outstanding talent, often times, in addition to, having fought their way back from a terrible situation that could have crippled the best of us. I just watched a few of the Golden Buzzer Awards that have been given out, and I can tell you, that it’s pretty hard to get through some of them, without shedding a tear or two or wanting to give them a hug.
We can see people and even children, of all ages and backgrounds, who stand up on that stage and deliver an outstanding performance, and in turn, receive recognition for what they have accomplished. And our hearts go out to them because of what they may have been through and how they have prevailed.
Do you ever wonder where that desire within us, to recognize and appreciate against great odds comes from? Where we can see what others have done and we want to show them recognition and appreciation for what they have accomplished? And that’s on the secular or worldly side of reality! From the Christian perspective, I’m sure that there are many Christians who have accomplished many great things through trusting in God, through many centuries, that we are not even aware of. And then of course, there is Jesus.
If anyone deserves recognition and appreciation, it would have to be Jesus. And that of course, is where the Golden Buzzer Award, begins to pale in comparison, to the glory that will be bestowed upon Jesus, when all things, all rule, authority and power, are put beneath His feet and every knee will bow, to Jesus, as Lord of Lords and King of Kings. And I wonder, will there be a dry eye in the multitudes and multitudes that witness that event? And I also wonder, will we still be able to shed tears of joy?
And then, after that happens, God’s Word tells us that Jesus will give it all back to the Father, so that once again, God our Father, will be all in all, as recorded in 1st Corinthians 15:20-28 NASB, which reads:
“But the fact is, Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep. For since by a man death came, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming, then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to our God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be abolished is death. For He has put all things in subjection under His feet. But when He says, “All things are put in subjection,” it is clear that this excludes the Father who put all things in subjection to Him. When all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, so that God may be all in all.”
That is one beautiful selection of Scripture isn’t it? One is sorely tempted to put it all in bold type. And that first verse I am quoting, starts with “But the fact is, Christ has been raised from the dead. . . .”
The Golden Buzzer Award is NOT a worthy comparison because what we are talking about when it comes to Jesus and the expressed will of our Father, isn’t even in the same ball field, not even close. But, we do have the ability to recognize and appreciate and we are given the opportunity to acknowledge what God has accomplished, for us, through His Son, but in this particular case, though we do have the ability, there are many who chose not to.
Romans 10:14-15 NASB
“How then are they to call on Him in whom they have not believed? How are they to believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how are they to hear without a preacher? But how are they to preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!”
Something to think about.
Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!