The impact of Duck Dynasty
Season 4 of Duck Dynasty is up and running and I am, yet again, blown away. I absolutely love the humor and candor of this show! Watching the season premiere last week, I wanted to stand up and applaud at the way the Robertsons continue to bring honor to our King. It’s been awesome to watch this family gather around the table and thank the Lord for the good food and the great family, but this time they took it to an entirely new level. Phil and Miss Kay put their marriage on display and their kids threw a party. God has redeemed this family and they aren’t shy in proclaiming that as Truth.
In our culture, commitment only goes so far … and it doesn’t seem to be very far at all. I’m blessed to have two parents who have stuck it out through some really tough times. Unfortunately not too many people have my story. Fortunately a lot of them are watching the Robertsons and seeing their story unfold. I have to believe that some are questioning the “reality” of this “reality show.” A phenomenon is occurring right before our cultural eyes, and we, as the church, need to hit our knees.
When Miss Kay said “I loved you even when you were mean” and Phil apologized “for not having one of these (rings) when we did this the first time” I found myself crying just like their son Jep was sitting on the second row. Over the years of working with students I’ve witnessed too many families crumble and children become casualties. Homes became battle grounds and playgrounds became sanctuaries. The place where kids once found their greatest sense of security become a place to avoid and schools, malls, theaters, and online worlds become the places they look for stability.
This week, in my Sunday School class, Duck Dynasty was the overwhelming answer to my question of “What is your favorite TV show?” The entire group was laughingly trading Si quotes and talking about “the wedding.” Please join me in praying that the Lord would continue to use this amazing family to bring honor and glory to His name; and that the church would be encouraged to step up and step out in order to follow the Robertson’s lead in putting the spotlight on Christ.