Friday, January 4, 2008

On a mission from God

Carving scriptures on tablets of stone is out...Writing messages in the sky on behalf of Jesus is in!

You know how you think your family is normal until you get out into the real-world and discover otherwise? The same can be said for Orlando. Most locals don't even blink when there is a happy face being drawn in the sky in the name of the heavenly father, and we only notice something is amiss when we head outside city limits and God doesn't communicate with us via plane exhaust anymore.

That happened to me last month in New Orleans when I looked up and things seemed pretty bare. "Where are the sky messages?" I asked, and everybody looked at me like I was crazy. Apparently, in New Orleans, they only have clouds in the sky and some occasional planes. No smileys. Weird!

I'm fascinated with the Disney-area skywriting - in particular, how much money it costs to spread the good word with the ever-rising cost of fuel. According to Boing Boing it's all the work of a group called Holy Smoke. So, keep that in mind on Sunday when you head out to church. While you sit in the pew inconspicuously watching your Blackberry, there's a modern day spiritual warrior doing triple Lindy's in his airplane for his creator. Kind of makes your $5 offering seem a little insignificant, hey?

(photo courtesy of Cory Doctorow)

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