Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
Let us diligently pray and seek to be as this verse commands. Let us weigh our words carefully. Let us frame our responses to encourage, yet without feigned flattery; let us answer valid questions with Scripture, either by actual quote or demonstrated life. After all, what does it matter what we think about any given social controversy? What matters is what has GOD said!
Yesterday Joni Eareckson Tada gave a statement regarding the rescinding of an Oscar Nomination for the song, Alone Yet Not Alone, written by music writer Bruce Broughton and lyricist Dennis Spiegel. Joni was wise and harmless. Here is her statement:
Joni at the microphone“While I can only imagine the disappointment of music writer Bruce Broughton and lyricist Dennis Spiegel in the rescinding of their Oscar nomination, it in no way detracts from either the song’s beauty or its message. I was humbled and honored to have been asked to sing it for the film, and was as surprised as anyone when I learned of the song’s nomination. I was grateful for the attention the nomination brought to this worthy song and the inspirational film behind it, as well as to the ongoing work of Joni and Friends to people affected by disabilities. The decision by the Academy to rescind the nomination may well bring even further attention, and I only hope it helps to further extend the message and impact of the song. Regarding the reasons for the nomination being rescinded, it is not my place to speculate as I have no insights into the workings of the entertainment industry. I was honored to be invited to sing the song and it will always be a treasured experience.”
Now for the song.
And for the movie trailer click HERE.
Let us be wise and harmless on this 31st day of 2014,
ABBA, we ask for teachable spirits; teachable that we may learn to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves; teachable that we may go forth in this world and do some good for JESUS name sake.