The more I think about this piece the more I like it, and the more meanings I have found. I love this piece for its straight forward message. It is a boost of confidence, a bit cheeky, and an explosion of positive in your face get things done. But there are deeper meanings…for example this is a perfect piece for Passion week.
The Jews completely underestimated Jesus. They all underestimated God and His plan and power. They thought they were just going to kill Jesus off and that would be that. Over and done. But man were they wrong!
Jesus knew. He knew that in the moment it was going to be awful, excruciating even. But in some ways it would be fun–to show all those unbelievers, to prove to the world who He was. And not in an in your face kind of way…but in a way to say, “Just wait. This world is NOTHING compared to the one I am getting ready for you. This act is JUST THE BEGINNING — I will save more lives than mine. Just think of all the souls that will join me in the most amazing place ever. This is NOTHING compared to the joy you will experience in my heavenly presence with the Father and Spirit.”
And that brings me back to thinking about us in this art piece. It should boost our confidence ten fold to know that JESUS is behind us–He will guide us to do amazing things. People may underestimate our actions, the power of our prayers, but JESUS will prove the skeptics wrong. And with Christ, it is fun…not in a party kind of way, but in a peace filled heart, joy filled life, love filled soul kind of fun. The fun of sharing the story of the resurrection, the fun of sharing grace, the fun of living with hope and not worry.
Yes, Jesus was underestimated. Yes, we can be underestimated. But the fun truly is in proving the amazingness of our Lord.