Hamilton, the Musical
Dianne and I had the privilege of attending the currently popular musical entitled Hamilton. It is a theatrical production about the life of Alexander Hamilton—a founding father of the USA. In a natural sense, it was a stunningly powerful production. In a spiritual sense, it gave me some insights for us as a church as we pursue the King and His Kingdom in 2018.
“Young, Hungry, Scrappy”
This line was used to describe the young leaders of the American Revolution. In particular, it was a clear representation of Alexander Hamilton during that time frame. It represented the attitude and lifestyle that was absolutely essential to throw off the bondage of England and become a free country. I believe it is also essential for us as we move into the future.
The fact that America won the Revolution is a testimony to the intense commitment of the leaders and the people. They indeed epitomized “young, hungry, and scrappy” in their dealings with all-powerful England. As is famously stated by President John Adams, “We are committed to the Revolution with our honor, our fortunes, and our lives“. With this kind of commitment from the citizens of the colonies, it’s no wonder they achieved great things.
Take Your Shot!
Throughout the musical, Hamilton said another phrase over and over… “I won’t give up my shot. ” In other words, he knew that he had an opportunity before him. He did not want to die before he saw his part in the unfolding drama take place. I pray that this is the disposition of every believer who calls our church home—excited to “take their shot” in terms of advancing the Kingdom, bringing Heaven to Earth, and making Jesus famous.
As our church pursues the concept of being “young, hungry, and scrappy“, and we individually pursue “I won’t give up my shot“, amazing things are going to happen. It will be so much fun to watch what happens as 2018 unfolds. I’ll pray that we all come together, support each other, and pursue what God has given us to do.
Thanks for being part of a church family that loves, honors, and obeys the things that are Kingdom. May 2018 be our best year ever as we walk in the abundance of the Lord (John 10:10).