Minneapolis, MN -- Equipped with only a red ball for a nose and his fingers for antlers, John “Rudolph” Piper recently previewed this year’s Christmas theme for Bethlehem Baptist Church: “Don’t Waste Your Flight.” In the announcement, Piper outlines three reasons that our flight should be a type of Rudolph flight.
What “Rudolph” Attitude Should We Take As We Fly Through Life?
1. Our love for the Lord Jesus needs to be plain and visible for all to see as we soar through this world. My first prayer for you is that you will all be more like Rudolph. Get out front! Ask to be out front! Put a big bright red light on that beautiful glorious unique nose that belongs just to you on your very face and take it… take it with you… let it shine… let it shine for all to see. Let all the misfits know that Jesus is coming again. Let all the misfits know that He is Lord.
2. Oh, how our love for the Lord Jesus needs to shine through the foggy nights. Through the years, you will face more and more foggy nights. At least you will feel that they are foggy. You must shine! DO NOT COVER YOUR NOSE! DO NOT waste your flight. Let everyone see it! Don’t just take the stance that you will not cover up your nose… take the stance that you will show it off!
3. Our love for the Lord Jesus must extend even to those who would seem abominable. There are many out there who would seem abominable. But they are not that scary once you pull their teeth out. I’d even say that we don’t really need to pull the teeth out of the abominable ones. Most of the abominable are really toothless anyway. They have no bite to begin with.
So let the glory of Christ shine through you, and thousands will see and put their trust in the Lord. Live your life as if you are soaring through the foggy nights, unafraid, unwasted, gladly displaying the glory of Christ.