Last week I watched some of the World Athletics Championships in London. I didn’t manage to get to the stadium so was restricted to watching on TV. There were some astonishing feats, some memorable races, jumps, throws and performances. But the moment that I remember more vividly than any other was when the TV camera zoomed in on two little girls who were eating popcorn. You really have to watch it. You can see it on YouTube here.
I laughed at that moment so much, and it still makes me chuckle every time I watch it again. The contrast between how the two are eating the popcorn is delightful and the little girl with curls is so determined to shovel as much in as possible it’s hilarious. Watch it again and add “Om, nom, nom, nom” every time the girl with curls eats and it seems to fit even better than the commentary, which was already funny.
The video also made me reflect on my relationship with God. The following thoughts are disparate and don’t work consecutively…
- Am I as hungry for God as the girl with curls?
- Do I devour the Bible or dip in politely?
- Is this a metaphor for how many of our churches operate – more focused on making sure we get what we want than about sharing it with anyone else?
- Would we act differently if we knew we were being watched by millions? So why don’t we act differently in God’s constant presence?
- It’s good to laugh and to be the cause of laughter.
Be blessed, be a blessing