For the last couple weeks at my church, we’ve been having an unofficial sermon series. I call it unofficial, because it’s only been in my head. However, the title of this imaginary series has been “Led Zeppelin Sucks.” It’s been quite controversial, but hey, I’m a renegade. (Not to back pedal, but I could listen to “Fool in the Rain” all day long. But when Robert Plant starts the whine, he sounds like Caillou backed by a blues band. And no matter how you slice it, Caillou’s annoying.)
However, I know you can only talk about what you’re against for so long. At some point, you need to talk about what you stand for. So I thought I should do just that and give some time to the greatest rock and roll band of all time.
That’s right. The boys from down under who have been bringing it and bringing it hard for the last 40 years.
What makes these guys so awesome? Let me tell you. They have been recording the same album over and over again for four decades, and it rocks harder every time.
They sound great like this. They sound great introducing the Blackhawks. Hell, they even rock bluegrass! And if that’s not enough, they even made a Stephen King movie about homicidal semi trucks kind of cool. Kind of.
Remember when they did that duet with Taylor Swift? Darn right you don’t! Have fond memories of slow dancing with your prom date to an AC/DC power ballad? No, you don’t. Because there isn’t one!
Now, you could argue that they’re one dimensional, afraid to branch out and experiment. You could argue that if you wanted to be wrong. Because here’s what’s right. They know who they are, and they know who they’re not. Instead of worrying about thinking outside the box, they have built a box that is strong enough to still be rocking long after you and I are tapping our velcro Rockports and humming along with Aerosmith in the elevator on our way to the Doctor’s office.
AC/DC knows who they are, and they are AWESOME!
Here’s the thing: God created you to be you. Not to be the person next to you, not the person you are always comparing yourself to. Not the person you think has everything you don’t or has it all figured out. If God meant for you to be them you would be.
God created you to be you. So don’t worry about what anyone else is doing. Be you. Know who you are and then bring all the heavy metal, hard rocking intensity you can to that.
Do that, and I salute you!