The Man Behind the Scenes

Stephen Colbert
Earlier today my brother and I were talking about the fairly well known comedian, Stephen Colbert. He hosts a show on Comedy Central entitled The Colbert Report. It could be said that his show is similar to Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, etc. Except Colbert's show has a more political twist to it.

My brother likes him quite a bit and finds him unbelievably hilarious. Personally, in my opinion, he does make some funny jokes, though I wouldn't recommend his show. "Everything is permissible"--but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible"--but not everything is constructive." (1 Corinthians 10:23) While it may be funny, it doesn't mean it's really worth your time to watch or for that matter, glorifying to God to watch (though, the subject of glory will come in handy later ;)). Nevertheless, my post isn't about whether or not you should watch Stephen Colbert!
The conversation with my brother went a little something like this:

Me: "Is everything Colbert says improv?"
Bro: "Oh no, he reads most of it from the teleprompter. Though his interviews are usually improv."
Me: "Does he write all of what he reads from the teleprompter then?"
Bro: "Of course not, he has writers. Though I'm sure a good bit comes from Colbert."
Me: "So you mean he's not even the creator of a lot of his content?"
Bro: "Yep, there's always a man behind the scenes who never gets the credit deserved."

There's always a man behind the scenes who never gets the credit deserved? That sounds strangely familiar.

It made me think of God, "the man behind the scenes". We know that God orchestrates everything according to His perfect will and plan. Along with this, He uses us as part of the process in executing these plans. It made think that we're almost like Colbert, reading from a teleprompter, words and ideas that are not truly our own, but come from a greater source.

See what I mean?

No matter what we do, or say, or accomplish, all of it truly belongs to God. He IS that "man behind the scene". While God may let us play a role or fulfill certain parts of His master plan, ultimately, all the credit and glory is due to Him. He is the creator, the inventor, the designer, the coordinator. He designs the perfect script upon the teleprompter of our lives, which we follow and fulfill, assuming we are fully dedicating our lives to Him, and being a living sacrifice so that Christ may reign in us.

May this be a reminder to you, that God is the one who deserves ALL the credit, ALL the glory. For you and I, are only little pieces of His entire picture which He so mercifully and lovingly allowed us to take part in.
Not only remember where the credit goes and belongs to, but be thankful that God has been so gracious to let us join in on this Heavenly joy. :)

 "So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."
1 Corinthians 10:31


  1. Great post Rachel! I once went to this Christian family concert(The Collingsworth Family) and the mom was talking about this--she was saying how so many people rush up to her, gushing "Oh you're so talented", "Oh you play so beautiful", you, you, you...she said she would smile politely, say thank you, but say that the wonderful compliments, the glory, was all God's--they are His trophies! They are to be put in His hands--his trophy case--and then she can "ooh" and "aahh" at them from the outside, but not touch them and grab them---they are His!
    Anyways, long way to say GREAT post! =D

  2. AWWWW. I love that analogy of it.. haha "ooh" and "aahh"... nice. :) But you got that right, they are HIS! I'm glad they are His... :)

    Glad you enjoyed the post! May it be another little "trophy" to God as well. :)


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