Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip that started from this tropic port abord this tiny ship. The mate was a mighty sailing man, the Skipper brave and sure. Five passengers set sail that day for a three hour tour… a three hour tour. The weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed, if not for the courage of the fearless crew the Minnow would be lost. The ship struck ground on the shore of this uncharted desert isle. With Gilligan, The Skipper too. The millionaire, and his wife. The movie star, the Professor and Mary Ann, Here on Gilligan’s Isle.
I am sure everyone can remember this interesting song that pretty much gave everyone an ideal as to how these castaways got stranded on this isle. What I find most fascinating about this sitcom is that every episode was filled with DRAMA. There was always something happening with this crew, from gossip, to fights, to someone snooping in someone else’s business. Now I mind you I am 31 years old and I don’t remember everything about this show, but I do remember the DRAMA. I couldn’t tell you what episode or who did what, but what I do know is that these were some characters. They used all this time, effort, and energy to fight, fuss, and gossip rather than really finding a way to get off the island. Another thing is that these jokers created so much stuff with some bamboo. Lol…I mean they had created beds, frames for their huts, a pipe, weapons, bowling alley, and bikes (for cleaning clothes, etc). I mean come on now….you mean to tell me that you could create all this stuff and couldn’t create a boat to sail away, lol…Now I know this is tv, but oddly enough I see Christians fitting this picture oh too well. We are so consumed with building our personal dynasties and luxuries that we can’t find ways to build the kingdom of God. We are so concerned about health, wealth, and prosperity that we are turning our attention from the Lord towards the Earth (for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also..Matt 6:21) Also, too many Christians are consumed in gossip, slander, fighting, and debating over non-essential issues that we are not focusing our energy on the lost. Let’s fight for the lost. Let’s fight for the kingdom. Let’s not fight for our own agendas. Notice something about light. Light in and of itself can light a room, corner, or city. However that same light when it is focused or streamlined can become a laser. A regular light source emits in all directions and over a wide spread area. A laser emits through a specific location, which can cut through the hardest of objects. If we focus our lights we too can pierce the toughest objects. Let’s get to lasering…..
Remember the words of Paul, “Woe to me if I preach not the gospel..” (1 Cor 9:16)