Double Rainbow Guy and Worship

August 25, 2010 — Leave a comment

I was introduced to the “Double Rainbow Guy” phenomenon Monday morning. Not sure how I missed Hungrybear9562’s Double Rainbow video when it went viral…but, now I’m caught up.

If you’re not familiar with it, take a look for yourself:

Ummm. Wow. Here is a guy who is com-plete-ly overcome by the double rainbow in his front yard! Overcome, mind you, without any outside “influences” (according to various interviews he’s given.)

After watching the video a few times and laughing quite a bit, it hit me: I guess that is they way we are to be in complete and utter awe and undone amazement of God. Three verses came to mind:

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? -David, in Psalm 8:3,4

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. -David, in Psalm 19:1,2

“Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.” -Isaiah, in Isaiah 6:5

While we may not demonstrate it just like Hungrybear9562 – or maybe so…David kinda did in 2 Samuel 6:21-22:

I will celebrate before the LORD. I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes. [David had been jumping and dancing before the LORD in joy and worship]

…our response to God’s awesomeness, power, might, grace, love, kindness, care, concern, provision, healing, … should be thematically, and if moved, in practice the same.

We are confused by His kindness. We are baffled by His love and mercy. We are completely floored and without words at His grace. We are undone by Him. We are cut to the core…

I guess I could leave it there, but I saw a parody of Hungrybear9562’s video that convicted me all the more (OK, I laughed a lot too…):

While funny in and of itself, this video is really a testament to how we often get more excited or awestruck about “stuff” rather than God. How often we worship (which means to assign worth, glory, or importance) things above God, thereby lifting the “stuff” above Him.

I’m not saying we can’t get excited about things – I believe Jesus did while on earth, being fully man and fully God…

BUT, does our excitement over a Double Down or touchdown outshine our excitement about God?

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