But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the market places, who call out to the other children, and say, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’ For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon!’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.” Matthew 11:16-19
We live in the Burger King generation. Everyone wants it “their own way”. Remember the jingle “Have it your way, at Burger King”? Jesus encountered a generation that was very similar, they wanted John the Baptist and Jesus to fit into their mold. Jesus chastised them for not repenting upon seeing the miracles He did among them. I love how Jesus calls them children who sit in the marketplace throwing a little tantrum because others won’t sing when they want them to sing, or dance when they want them to dance.
How about me? Am I trying to get God to sing and dance at my every command or whim? How atrocious?!
Lord, I am Your court jester. I am a foolish man, saved by a King, now in your employ as a servant. You tell me when to dance and I will dance. Ask me to sing, and I will sing with all my heart. And you know what? I have never been happier!