For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts. – 1 Thessalonians 2:4
I’ve spoken before of my love for the series, 24. As I was watching recently, I was struck with a few ways that Jack and I are alike. It’s not just our stunning good looks or our ability to think on our feet. 😉
The first way is that Jack and I obviously both utilize adult absorbent undergarments. I used to be slightly embarrassed to admit such a thing, but now that I realize that Jack Bauer wears them, too, I’m ok with it.
It took me a few seasons to recognize that this is what he’s doing, but after 8 seasons, I’m finally convinced it’s the only way he could go 24 hours without needing a potty break. Well played, Jack. Well played.
The second way that Jack and I are alike is that we both say, “I’m fine,” when we’re really not fine at all. When we’re in excruciating pain. When we’re obviously not thinking clearly or making wise choices. When we’re dying, for Pete’s sake. I don’t know why we do it.
And I’m immensely grateful for friends like Chloe who don’t buy it for a second. Who push and stick their nose in and know us well enough to know when intervention is necessary. Who cry for us when we can’t shed a tear ourselves. Who give us permission to be “not OK”.
The most important way that Jack and I are alike is that we never give up. Never. We’re worse than that energizer bunny. And do you know why? Because we have purpose. Jack believes in his purpose and his mission. He knows people are depending on him. He is loyal and true and stands for good, even in the face of impossible odds. I do that. I pray I continue to do that, always.
I believe in my purpose, even when I’m not completely certain what exactly it is. I know the one who knows, and I cling to Him.
So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. – 1 Corinthians 9:26
Jack and I, we are kindred spirits. I think that’s why I enjoy the show. One day I hope I can sit with him and we can laugh over Chloe’s facial expressions, and commiserate over how everyone always doubts his motives. I hope we can share a cuppa, and maybe even star in an adult diaper commercial together. That would rock.
We have a lot to talk about, and I’d love to be able to tell him about Jesus. Because people like us, we just can’t go on without Him. Not one more step.
Heavenly Father, please keep me seeing You in the most unlikely places. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…
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