Every now and then I will venture into the world of Reels to hear a sermon clip, a scene from the series Chosen, an Elevation worship song, or watch the amazing Dancing Chickens and laugh 'til it hurts.
Spiritual comfort for sure, but Oh My are those Dancing Chickens a sight to behold! Odd looking and unique with their mixed colors, wild looking manes and ability to somehow keep up with the beat of the Macarena or some other bouncy song these chickens make me laugh continuously. And they remind me that joy and laughter is what breaks the monotony of responsibility and the seriousness of life.
Joy is a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), and is manifested in having joy in the Lord and in our relationship with him but also in the other humans he created as well as the things he gave us to use on earth. One of them is our sense of humor which can be tweaked by the inspiration of others or dancing chickens.
And I can laugh when I think that those unique, funny looking birds moving in unison to the beat remind me of one of our typical recovery meetings filled with a room of many colors, ages and birds of many different feathers who are all trying their best to move in unison toward a better life.
We are certainly not a bunch of Dancing Chickens but we are a crazy bunch who have gone astray, and truth be told, I love every one of us and I am sure God does because these are his lost sheep. The angels celebrate with a party when one comes home.
Let us all have one beautiful, joyful dance together all the way to heaven!
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.