Holograms, Halftime, and Rich Mullins.

Posted: February 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

The last few years have introduced a trend that is kind of creepy.
Some celebrities are making a comeback…sort of.
We are hearing from entertainers that have…well…um…died.
It’s nothing supernatural. It’s all technical. We have seen holograms of Michael Jackson, Tupac, Elvis and Marilyn Monroe. All captured in their prime…dancing, singing, rapping, doing their thing again…in spite of the fact that they have actually left the building.
And now there were rumors that Justin Timberlake was going to perform with a hologram of Prince at the Super Bowl, But, that got shut down pretty quick and instead Prince showed up on a giant curtain.

The hologram thing can look pretty real. But, they are just a little fuzzy.
It got me thinking, what if the Christian subculture capitalized on this?
Someone could create a hologram of Rich Mullins or Keith Green. Can you imagine? It would be HUGE!!! There could be a big comeback tour probably sponsored by K-LOVE or Chick-Fil-A. They could fire up the magic hologram machine and sell lots of tickets. The hordes would sing along with the familiar songs, people would cry and talk about recapturing something that the modern church has lost.
Honestly, I would be tempted to go! I loved both of those guys and their music was a very special part of my journey.
It is a great memory!
I saw both of them in person, I remember them. But it’s been a while, so it might seem kind of fuzzy.
That’s the funny thing about memories…they get fuzzy. We forget that the past wasn’t perfect. We start thinking that the past was better than the present and less scary than the future.
We are constantly trying to recapture something that once was and we end up with fuzz.
Instead of recapturing something that once was, let’s contend for something that never has been.
It seems like God is up for it…
In Matthew 9:17 Jesus put it like this, “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the old skins would burst from the pressure, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine is stored in new wineskins so that both are preserved.”
New wine has fizz…not fuzz. That seems like our choice…fuzzy or fizzy.
Live in the past, everything is safe and really familiar yet a little FUZZY.
Live in the moment and taste and see that the Lord is FIZZY.
Live for a memory or live for a movement.
Don’t recapture fuzz when you can discover fizz.
Jesus is not a hologram. He is alive and real.
Jesus, whose first miracle was turning water into new wine, wants to pour out new wine into our lives and gatherings.
He wants to bring the fizz!
Let’s pop a cork.

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