Revolution. The word reverberates with thoughts of rebellion, revolt, uprising and upheaval. It rings with the idea of insurgency and insurrection. However the word is spun its gyration pulsates with the call to do something about something. It’s a call for change and transformation; a yell to make some noise about what it is you don’t like but would like to do something about.
Rebellion is always at work in the human heart. And when things reach a tipping point is when it is at its best, for good or bad.
Don’t like the rules? Break them. Don’t like your marriage? Get out. Don’t like your kids? Leave them. Don’t like your work? Leave it. Don’t like honesty? Lie. Don’t like giving? Take. Don’t like patriotism or fidelity? Be disloyal and unfaithful. Don’t like being good? Be bad.
On the other hand, don’t like lying? Tell the truth. Don’t like taking? Give. Don’t like disloyalty? Be faithful. Don’t like divisiveness? Unify. Don’t like being bad? Be good.
It is obvious we live in a world of good and bad, right and wrong, justice and injustice, morality and immorality. At the fulcrum is the decision we all make about what to do about it—the tipping point. Rebel against good and it can be bad. Rebel against bad and it can be good.
Christmas is the tipping point in the history of man when God made a decision to do something about rebellion’s bad side. And He did more than just dip a toe into the matter. He became “all in.” He said “enough!” So He led a revolution that changed everything. He led a revolt against bad. He led an insurrection against injustice. He led an uprising against immorality. He came alongside us to give us hope and the opportunity for transformational change in our struggle against bad. He gave us a blueprint for revolution.
I love this kind of leader. I love His heart because He wants to make my heart good. And He wants to make my heart good because He is good.
Yes, He is good. His heart is good. His way is good. His revolution is good. And it makes me want to not only be a part of it, but to make some noise about it as I celebrate His coming this Christmas. And the best way to celebrate is by choosing the good in everything we do when we reach those tipping points - everyday!