Sometimes I think there’s are so many things going on in this comic strip that I could spend all day writing about all of the disturbing and toxic things. This is one of those times! But there is one main point, I believe.
So what do you think? Is there really “One right way to do everything”? Particularly in worship? And on a special day like Palm Sunday? Should we hold back our excitement?
It’s obvious that Flamethrower Mommy has “one right way” in mind, and that is “my way only”! There is a list of things that she does and doesn’t want to see her son doing, and you just know there are many more! These are like religious rules in a way.
But should rules get in the way of what we are feeling? And honestly, we truly should be excited about Jesus being King!
When I imagine Jesus as King, the picture isn’t just a crown or a thrown. It’s more than that. It’s almost a “visual sound” like a tuning fork and a piano. It’s like seeing everything, I mean everything, coming into its proper alignment, the way it is supposed to be, in absolute total harmonious accord with Jesus Himself!
I can’t draw that! I can’t describe that! But I think that you may be able to get an idea of what I mean through God’s Word in this passage (usually read around Christmas because of the wording “a child is born,” but it’s also very appropriate for Palm Sunday).
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end… Isaiah 9:6-7 (KJV)
Imagine, if you would, an event like “The Big Bang,” only instead of creating matter, time, and space, it created righteousness, peace, and joy that are always increasing, always expanding, forever and ever and all vibrating in one accord with Jesus Our King!
Yet how easy it is to trust Him with being King of Kings where the whole universe is concerned, and yet so difficult to trust Him with being King of Kings in our own small world of religious rituals and respectable worship.
One of the “rules” in this comic strip today was “NO hand flapping.” This is something that can be seen in children with autism, though it can be a developmental stage for any child. April is autism awareness month, and it’s something that I’ve touched on in other posts. Some churches are doing wonderful things in meeting the Christian education and worship needs of their autistic children. It’s worth researching and supporting!