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Honey, I Shrunk the Children

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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“Remember that the world always wears magnifying glasses to look at Christians’ faults.” – C.H. Spurgeon

Does the name Rick Moranis mean anything to you? Probably not, since he has lived under the radar since 1997.

Once one of Hollywood’s busiest actors, Moranis appeared in the “Ghostbuster” movies as well as “Little Shop of Horrors”, “Spaceballs”, “Parenthood”, “My Blue Heaven”, and “The Flintstones”. However, he is best known for his starring role in the original “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” as well as its two sequels.

So, what made Moranis leave the limelight of Hollywood for relative obscurity? In 1991, his wife Ann died, leaving Rick a widower. And so, a few years later, he scaled back his movie parts to a few voiceovers in order to raise his two small children. Moranis is only 5’4”, but any man who sacrifices his career for his family stands tall in my book.

Referring back to the “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” trilogy, wouldn’t it be great if we – as Christians – looked at our fellow believers through such a lens? Instead of magnifying their faults, we would barely notice them.

The truth of the matter is that the unsaved world is looking at us through a microscope, taking our smallest imperfections and blowing them up to poster-size. That’s why we have to be careful not to give them any more ammunition to attack us individually or the Church corporately.

Today’s lesson is simple: live circumspectly (see Ephesians 5:15-16 and I Thessalonians 5:22) while cutting other believers a little slack.

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:1-5 (NKJV)

- Rev. Dale M. Glading, President

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