The team was absolutely hilarious in their portrayal of the story. From the King messing up the names and calling the men something along the lines of Shoe Rack, Radio Shack, and Tobacco to the fiery furnace that ended up in the Baptistry (all in good fun I assure you!), the drama team had the entire congregation's full attention! Sure, it had its pop culture thrown in here and there, but the main theme of the story was there. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refused to deny the living God and bow to King Nebuchadnezzar. They were thrown into the fiery furnace, but instead of burning, they were kept from harm and joined by a fourth person (the Son of God). In the end, King Nebuchadnezzar threw out the decree to bow to him and insisted that all follow the true living God.
I love it when we can throw in some humor and put a smile on the face of others. We go to church to learn and grow, but must we look so glum about it? I can assure you, this morning's church congregation was all smiles and laughter as well as all ears to the important message of God's presence in the midst of our trials and sufferings.
Humor definitely has a place and time and when used in a meaningful way, it has quite an effect on the audience. In fact, describing this humorous re-enactment was a great way to re-tell the story to my family. My twelve year old niece was cracking up! Try to find some ways to add a little God pleasing humor into the week and see what happens. Who knows, we might just put a smile on someone's face and a word of encouragement in their heart!
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