Recently, I’ve seen several billboards that were, ostensibly, signed by God. One such billboard read, “Don’t make me come down there. – God”*
Given that I’m reasonably certain God didn’t place these billboards along roadsides, I've thought them to be somewhat irreverent. But just this past week I decided they might actually convey needed messages. This happened during church.
We were singing a song, aka “praise chorus,” during worship service when the words that came up on the screen caused me to stop singing and think about meaning. The song started out: “Oh, the glory of Your presence…” I took for granted that we were singing to God since we were in church and “your” was capitalized. I sang along, trying to find the tune, until “Come and rise from your rest and be blessed by our praise…” ** appeared on the screen.
So, assuming that “Your” (with the capital Y) was referring to God, we were telling Him to get up and be blessed by us. Not even a polite “Please?” This is where the need for a new billboard from God came to mind. Surely God must have a message for people who make this kind of demand!
I know what I think should be on the billboard, but was wondering what message my readers might suggest. (Or maybe I just need to enroll in a good theology course and discover how this song relates to scripture!)
Picture - Washington Times
*This project was anonymously funded. An advertising firm in
, the Smith Agency, is responsible for the campaign’s design. Florida
**Words by Ron Kenoly