American Idol, Casey Abrams, & joy in salvation

You think it’s all up to you. 
If you don’t perform well, you’ll be outta here.

So you put your best foot forward and begin. 
Scared, anxious, working hard.

But then, midstream in your work, from the mouth of the judge, you hear orders: “Stop!” No more work. You’re safe already.

What?
You’ve been saved!

No performance required.
What do you feel now?

Shouldn’t it be far more than Casey Abrams felt when he received the special “judges’ save” on American Idol Thursday night?

Casey had just previously been voted off the show, but in one final ditch effort to impress the judges, he began his work, when...

Watch and see if this is akin to how grateful you are for your salvation:

If you’re a believer,
aren’t you grateful your judge has called in His SAVE vote for you?

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15 comments:

Suzann said...

I'm sitting here reading this post with my mouth hanging open. I never made that connection, but I wish I had. Now all I can say is "WOW"

Michelle said...

WOW!! This had me in tears.
If only we realize how much our loving LORD has saved us.

Great post!

Renee said...

I watched this too. He was so gratful it moved me to tears....YES we all need to be so grateful for our salvation. Great post, Lisa.

Whidbey Woman said...

AWESOME POST!!!!!! Love the point you made here. Praise God...
we are saved!

Rebecca said...

Oh my word! YES !!!
I cried watching this the other night and you totally pegged what I couldn't put into words. Thank you! If you don't mind I'm going to post a link on my blog.

Lisa notes... said...

I think Casey’s reaction resonated with a lot of us. The shock of loss so quickly followed with the unexpected surprise of grace. Grace is always a miracle, huh?

no spring chicken said...

Great analogy! We must never be immune to His grace. We should be staggered...

Pamela said...

So very thankful. Oh that I could show the world the depth of my thankfulness as Casey demonstrated. This post touched my heart.

Rejoicing in His resurrection,
Pamela

sarah said...

..great analogy. Yes yes and yes...so grateful that He is the final judge..that He gives second and third and fourth chances....and hangs on and never lets go. thanks for this Lisa...have an awesome day...

Sandy said...

Lisa, Just like everyone else has said, "Wow, this is a wonderful analogy!" You are so great at seeing God in everyday moments! Thank you so much for sharing with us! I may link to you on my blog, too, if it's okay.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

I don't like to admit this but I have never watched American Idol. But this is a great great analogy.
Blessings,
Ginger

Mama Manuscripts said...

Wow, I've never been to your blog before....just amazing! What wonderful post you write and what insight.

Thank you!

Cathy said...

I enjoyed seeing that, since I have not been watching it. Yes, I am so thankful for my salvation. Blessings ~

Saleslady371 said...

Soooo thankful I'm His!

Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

Glad He's called my name for a SAVE!
Delightful post.

Blessings,
Janis

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