Carey Lewis Devotions
Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
A Wonderful Wave
And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Genesis 1:2 (KJV)
I baptize you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.
Mark 1:8 (NIV)
The movement of God's actors and artists is coming in waves: gentle and lovely. They enter the seas of entertainment, and their presence is broadcast everywhere.

This refreshing flow was unexpected. Both Christians and Hollywood were surprised, but not God, since He ordered the movement- that its salty water might cleanse and heal.

Consider: Tidal waves begin deep in the ocean. They form when the earth moves under the sea. Today, performers of light move forward.

Not many viewers know they need Jesus. Nevertheless, as modern media mesmerizes impressionable fans (fans who imitate its wandering stars), even outsiders of conscience agree: 'Darkness covers the earth, and thick darkness is over the peoples' (Isaiah 60:2).

Yet this recognition of darkness helps. Because the lines between good and evil (which were confusing) are more clearly seen. As it is written, 'He makes the deep boil like a pot; He makes the sea like a pot of ointment' (Job 41:31).

So we rise and cheer the Lord's performers. We pray for their mission without ceasing.

Actors, models and talent for Christ: Claim your place surfing on media's seas. Fierce winds may howl and threaten your balance, but every storm ceases at His Command. Through it all, 'You will still be standing firm' (Ephesians 6:13).

## A Wonderful Wave

NOTE: This is a 2021 update of a 2011 Carey Lewis Devotion. You may see notes to 'Actors, Models & Talent for Christ.' If you think you're not in show business, think again. Shakespeare said, 'All the world's a stage and all its men and women merely players. Mostly true. But you're not merely players. You are messengers and ambassadors for the King of kings.

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the A Wonderful Wave series.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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