The Susan Boyle Experience: A Contemporary Parable of the Bride of Christ?
Her song, from the play:
Les Misérables (pronounced: /le miːzeʁabl(ə); translated variously from French as The Miserable Ones, The Wretched, The Poor Ones, The Wretched Poor, The Victims) (1862) is a novel by French author Victor Hugo.
Have you seen the video clip of Susan Boyle, a contestant on a popular UK show called "Britain's Got Talent"? Well, 30 million of us have in the week since the show aired. I first watched it yesterday and a few times since.
This is a must watch for the Body of Christ. After it is over ask the Lord to show you the parallels to His Bride! I am astounded and know I haven't seen them all yet.
Susan Boyle, a doudy, 47 year old church singer and self proclaimed virgin from a little village in Scotland. She took center stage amid a house of doubters and skeptics. Simon Crowell, the host, gave a dismissive look to Amanda, a talent judge sitting next to him. The camera then panned to the audience and showed a girl sitting there, looking at her neighbor, eyes rolling.
Then Susan opened her mouth, started singing and her beautiful voice stunned everyone. The audience jumped to their feet. Simon's eyebrows shot up and a smile came to his face. Amanda's jaw dropped and then her face lit up with a great big smile of surprise and delight.
After a flawless performance, the whole theater errupted with thunderous applause.
Afterwards, Amanda's prophetic remark?: "I honestly think we were being cynical and that was the biggest wake up call ever!"
Brothers and sisters, we are like Susan Boyle. Virgins, hidden from the world. Dispised, rejected, like our Saviour, Jesus Christ. When we do go out and people find out who we are, Christians, we are met with skepicism, rejection, laughed at and dismissed.
But there's coming a day.............very soon..............suddenly.............the Trumpet will sound and our Bridegroom will appear. Thunderous applause and cheers may spontaneously break out too!
Then the entire world will be stunned, jaws dropping and the immediate revelation of who we are and Who we have been waiting for will hit them.
For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.
(1 Corinthians 1:26-29)