Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sitting where Angels Stand

We seem to be a little obsessed with celebrity. We even have grades of celebs. A list, B List and wannabe's. Reality TV shows, 24 hour media and the Internet seems to give more and more people the opportunity to be discovered and become "famous".

Nothing particularly wrong with being famous. But fame is sometimes hard to handle. Susan Boyle seems to have had her problems recently others seem to change from nice sane people into narcissistic monsters in front of our eyes.

The internet has now even brought fame to many church leaders. Podcasts are downloaded by the millions, faces and names are plastered all over conference adverts, facebook fans are numbered in 1000's as is twitter followers. Nothing again wrong with that. I love the access to wisdom that all this gives me.

But we must remember that we are only here to bring glory to God. If it ever becomes about our ego and the number of our followers be 10 or 1000 we have missed it. Yes pastors have egos as well.

I loved this post that I read over at Desiring God:

"What's more impressive than standing in God's presence? Sitting—and doing so at the right hand.

An angel said to John the Baptist's father: "I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God" (Luke 1:19). That's noteworthy.

But more so is what Hebrews says about Jesus:

After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty of high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs. (Hebrews 1:3-4)

That's worthy of worship."


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