“Go ahead…jump on the bandwagon.”
You’ve probably heard some form of that phrase before if you’re into sports, politics, religion, or pretty much any part of life that involves people.
We love our bandwagons.
We love winning, being right, fighting for a cause, appealing to the masses, fitting in…
And, we hate to lose, or be wrong, or stand out too much…
So, we jump on the bandwagon.
The thing about jumping on the bandwagon is that it’s just as easy to jump off as it is to jump on.
If your sports team or political cause or religious idea suddenly isn’t as popular or “successful” as it once was, you can just go find another bandwagon…and jump on.
Freedom to choose, right?
Jumping on the bandwagon isn’t anything new by the way.
A long time ago, Jesus told a story about people who were jumping on the bandwagon of what we now call Christianity.
(You can look up the whole story in Luke 8:4-15).
In the story, Jesus describes two different kinds of “bandwagon Christians.”
These are people who hear about Jesus, decide to jump on his bandwagon, but then jump off as soon as life gets too hard or too busy to stay on.
He finishes the story by describing the kind of person who sticks with him no matter what…the Jesus follower.
The Jesus follower hears about Jesus and stays with him no matter how hard or how busy life gets.
So, which one are you?
Which one best describes your life up to this point?
(And, which one do you want to be?)
Jesus Follower or Bandwagon Christian…
The choice is up to you.
21 “Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. (Matthew 7:21)