Thursday, January 29, 2009

The God Who Uses Stories...

Who could have imagined that a video whose concept was hatched around a table over breakfast at the Towne Crier early one Monday morning would be viewed by almost two and a half MILLION people?! This video has evoked a spectrum of responses from those who've viewed it. It has encouraged, excited, perplexed and disturbed... but it doesn't appear to have left anyone ambivalent.

This short video recently attracted the attention of NBC News. Here's how NBC reported the story which they headlined, "Looking For God on YouTube."

I'm still trying to get my head around the fact that millions of people all over the world have already watched this video... and thousands more are watching it every day.

Isn't it just like our great God to use YouTube, a tool of our global information culture, to connect Himself to people?! I really shouldn't be surprised... because isn't this what God did when He walked the earth in a fleshly body.
Jesus used stories when he spoke to the people. In fact, he did not tell them anything without using stories. (Matthew 13:34 CEV)