This, tough girls, is a picture of the Supertones. AKA one of the greatest, most fun, totally amazing bands EVER! The Supertones were super popular back in my high school days, when ska music was all the craze. Like all good things, ska music slowly faded away and, along with it, one of my favorite bands.
Until this last week. I got to see them in concert – over ten years after their last album – and, wow, were they great!
Perhaps the only more amazing thing than their ska-riffic concert were all the high schoolers I jumped around with who are now totally on the Supertones bandwagon. Now, of course part of that is attributed to their fantastic guitar riffs and and dance worthy trumpet solos. But I think a big part is due to…
Any high schooler in our youth group could tell you how obsessed I’ve been about seeing these guys. I’ve blasted their music every week after youth group, jumping up and down while signing/rapping right in students’ faces. I’ve talked about the Supertones, posted You tube videos, and locked people in my car so we could finish a song of theirs.
Not surprising that so many of them decided to go to the concert.
Isn’t it amazing how our joy, excitement, and passion over something can influence people? How it makes them curious about something they have no idea about…all because we’re slightly obsessive about it?
Can you imagine that happening with our faith?
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:14-16
We are all passionate about something. The more passionate we are, the more persuasive we are. We become fangirls of movie stars. We rant and rave over the amazingness of books and bands. Heck, we eat a good meal and get so dang excited, we post pictures of it on Facebook!
Let’s use our passion for something greater than influencing people to love things of this world. Let’s rant and rave about Jesus. Let’s jump up and down as we reflect on quiet times. Let’s smile and giggle and talk a million miles an hour as we tell people about the Bible.