Are You Having an Oscars Moment?

According to all accounts, the Oscars ceremony Sunday night was a fiasco. Based on who you talked to or what you read, it may have been a fiasco across the board. It certainly was in the awarding of the signature Oscar of the night–the Best Picture Award.

The award went to La La Land, uh, make that Moonlight. Unfortunately, the Oscars, specifically, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, had a Steve Harvey moment.

For some reason (there was a long explanation about the wrong card being given), the wrong picture was called out, prompting those in charge to come to the podium and straighten it all out.

Here’s the truth we all need to remember: we all have Steve Harvey moments. And more than that, we all have fiascos, and, yes, we all need a Savior.

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season. In Roman Catholicism and many other Christian traditions, it is the time to reflect and repent– a time to consider what God has done for us in Christ.

Here is the main thing I would say about those reflections–it should be year round and day by day.

The fiasco at the Oscars simply shows how flawed we all are. It shows how we need a Savior.

God sent His Son for broken and flawed people, even those who don’t think they need a Savior or who don’t believe there is a Savior.

The heart of the Scripture is the declaration that God loved the world so much that He willingly gave His own Son to die for proud and rebellious humanity.

He who had no sin became sin for us. His perfect sacrifice opened the way to God.  The righteous One died for the unrighteous ones that we might be called the children of God.

We all have had an Oscars moment, and we all need a Savior.

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  1. Nancy Robbins
    Feb 28, 2017

    Amen to that Waylon.

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