Monday, May 17, 2010

Congratulations...

As I was driving to work listening to a favorite local radio station the other day, I heard a rather strange conversation between the radio announcer and a contest winner he was calling:

“Congratulations _________, you’re our Teacher of the Month!”

“Oh great!” she said politely.

“You’ve won $1000!”

“That’s nice.” she states.

“In addition to the money, you will also receive…” (he began showering her with gifts)

“What a nice treat, thank you.” she replied with minimal excitement in her voice.

At that point they wrapped up the call and I sat in my car completely amazed that the woman had not been whooping and hollering, crazy excited about being chosen for such an honor! How was it possible that she not be more excited or perhaps even emotional about receiving such a selfless gift? I thought about all the times a similar conversation has taken place:

“Congratulations _________, you’re loved and chosen!” God proclaims.

“Oh great!” we say politely.

“Your gift is eternal life with Me in Heaven!” God continues.

“That’s nice.” we state.

“In addition to Heaven, you will also receive…” (He begins to shower us with Spiritual gifts)

“What a nice treat, thank you.” We reply with minimal excitement in our voice.

We’re given an amazing gift through Jesus Christ, yet somehow we seem to lose our excitement about Him. We can receive what He gives with a polite smile or with complete abandon. He wants us to be crazy excited and sold out for Him. Enthusiasm is contagious and there’s nothing more thrilling than the love of Jesus Christ. Let’s go be excited about Him today! Can I get a woot woot?

Be blessed,
Jennifer

“Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

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