There is something special about Lundy Dr. And there is something even more special about 5134. You can interpret special however you want to haha. I have lived here for over five years now, and it is getting hard to imagine living anywhere else. There is something awesome about being a 5134 Boy. I think one of the greatest things about us is that we don’t halfway do anything. If we set out to do something we are going to make it as big, as crazy, as spectacular, as epic as possible. We can take something as simple as hosting a LOST series finale party and transform our living room into a jungle and spend an entire day creating a CD of LOST themed songs to have as background music for it. We can take something as simple as saying congratulations to Andy (a former 5134 Boy) for earning his white coat in medical school and transform it into a nine minute long video that pays homage to the white coat in only a way that 5134 Boyz can. Just this week we took something as simple as sending Andy a picture of food cooking on the grill at Crazy Fire and telling him we wished he was there and transform the conversation into place we didn’t even think were possible. The end result was both parties literally rolling on the floor laughing. Maybe one day we will all be in the same tattoo shop getting matching 5134 tattoos. Ok, probably not, but I wouldn’t put it past us either. As a founding member of the 5134 Boyz, I can honestly say it is a special bond that will probably always be with me. Those on the outside can only look in and imagine what it is like to be one. Our motto is “Go Big or Go Home!” We are going to put all we have into all we do, and we aren’t going to settle for less.
Sometimes I find that my attitude with God is a little different though. There are times I find myself settling in my relationship with God. And I feel like Jesus is there saying “Go big or go home!!” He doesn’t want some weak attempt at a relationship with Him, He wants us to put everything we have into it. Just this past week at Charisma Church we were talking about the passover meal and how the Israelites were required to eat all of the lamb. They couldn’t just pick and choose the parts they wanted, the parts that tasted better. They had to eat it all. Little did they know back then that the passover lamb would be a symbolic representation of Jesus and the sacrifice He would make (Luke 22:15-16, 1 Cor 5:7). How many times do we just pick and choose what parts of Jesus we want? How often do we pick and choose the parts of our lives we are going to surrender to Him? If the Israelites followed what God instructed them to do for the Passover, then their lives would be spared. If they failed to follow the instructions they would have been struck down with the rest of the Egyptians.
Jesus is our Passover lamb, and He desires for us to follow his instructions. Period. Not to follow some of them, or the ones we like, or the ones we are comfortable with, but all of them. Jesus says in John 14:23-24, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them. 24 Anyone who doesn’t love me will not obey me.” We can’t claim to love Jesus and not obey Him. We have to back our words with our actions, and that is not as easy. But I do know this, I want to be a part of the group that gets passed over. And if that means I need to give it all to Jesus, then that’s what I plan on doing.
until next time…
p.s. – If you want to see the video I was referring to earlier you can see it here. If you are in Germany I apologize but apparently the video is banned there haha.