Undercover Boss-God

I have recently watched a couple of episodes of Undercover Boss (ya, I know I’m kinda slow); a television series featuring bosses of large companies going undercover as mere workers, working at the very trade their organizations are built upon. They went in disguises, spend a week trying on tedious jobs their employee are doing everyday. The show highlighted how their employees had to cope with the tough demands and conditions of work, and also sometimes the struggles of their personal hardship. Almost all the bosses fared badly with the tasks of the vocation, the very bread-and-butter of their empires.

The intriguing part of the show is also when the bosses began to understand the real-life struggles their employees had to go through daily, especially so with the rules and requirements that they themselves had put in place which they themselves cannot cope with. Fortunately for them, at the end of the show, there’s the big revelation. The bosses took off their disguises, and they get to express their teary admiration for their employees, rewarding them for their hard work and commitment. Hopefully, the world becomes a better place and rightly so.

But that’s just TV.

Undercover God

And I have been wondering, what if there is a series of Undercover God; where the “gods” of the world have a go at humanity? They can go undercover as mere humans and dwell with their followers. In my little wicked mind, I would love to see how well they will fare in this mortal world far away from their ivory tower in the cosmos paradise, whatever that is. How they are able to deal with the human weaknesses and limitations of human consciousness, or how they can cope with the sadness and loneliness of not able to cry out to a higher power when facing enormous sufferings, or how they can pretend to be like a rock – not to be concerned with anything else even if it really hurts, or how well they are able to follow every rule and regulation to the dot even if it’s depressing and illogical, or how selfish they can get while trying to gain quick entry into paradise at the expense of innocent blood. Well, and finally, let the gods themselves grapple with death – the last frontier of human mortality, and see how well they stand at the end. Like the undercover bosses, I reckon these undercover gods can’t fare very well…

finalé.

But there is one exception.

One God, who did actually come undercover as human; He not only came, but he dwell and lived as human, from new-born to adulthood. He too was tempted by the devil, rejected by his own people, betrayed by his closest, framed by evil authority, abused on the street, tortured by foreign oppressors, and finally died a terrible death. He is very human like us, tried and suffered like us. He bled real blood, felt real pain, wept real tears and went through real despair and sorrows. His name is Jesus Christ.

But why does He want to do that?

Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death. Only in this way could he set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying. Hebrews 2:14-15

Jesus Christ is not a mere prophet, representing a stern God towards us. No, thankfully. He is, as fellow human, our Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16), representing us towards God, a loving personal Father who loves His children, that’s us.

Mirage Nassau Boardroom HDRYou see, it’s like Jesus Christ is our CEO, and at the same time, He is also our union leader; fighting for the workers’ right – fighting for our rights! He paid a huge price, to buy up the bankrupted company we are in, kicked out the evil manager, and brings us out from the basement storeroom to the top floor boardroom! And we now seated as board of directors, together with the CEO and the loving chairman – God the Father Himself.

Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory. Romans 5:1-2

Now, that’s a reality worth watching.

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