Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Boss!

There's a Sunday School song that the child of one of my friend's sings...I think my kids also sang it years ago, called 'Jesus is the Boss'. Its appalling lyrics are linked.

Appalling? Why, doesn't it just delineate the lordship of Jesus is language that children understand?


Compare this line: "Jesus is the boss of the fishes in the sea"

with this passage from Genesis (1:28):

God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth."

At this point...the first line, the song gets it theology of creation dead wrong.

But 'boss'? What is this supposed to convey? How many parents come home effusive with praise for their boss? Not many, I daresay.

A boss is a person in a contractual employment relationship that is very much not personal at all, and bound all all sides by law as thick as a phone book (not that we see those too often these days).

Does a 'boss' say things like this: "How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings..." (Matthew 23:37)? Or anything like John 17?

It is a trite ditty more destructive than most trite ditties I've heard, and in its misleading with such potential to damage the faith of young ones.

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