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At the 1999 Visual Effects Society seminar, the movieís effect supervisor, Rob Coleman, was asked about his reaction to the character. He explained that George Lucas intended Jar Jar to appeal to children under age 15, and the character hit its target audience perfectly. When my son Trent saw the movie, of course Jar Jar was his favorite part. He dressed up like Jar Jar for Halloween and wound up buying a Jar Jar Binks t-shirt. Coleman went on to say, ďWhen I first read the script, I had a reaction similar to what many of you had when you saw the movie.Ē The crowd laughed, but Coleman ended with these words: ďI only had one audience member to please, and that was George Lucas. If he were happy with what we were doing with Jar Jar, then I was happy.Ē
In the gospel of Luke there is no question about who the star of the show is. The entire book is written to promote one primary character, Jesus the Son of God. He is a man with a mission, to save the world from the consequences of sin. Throughout his gospel, Luke records Jesus doing many great things, like healing the sick and raising the dead, teaching incredible lessons and meeting all kinds of other needs. Jesus is always in the spotlight of Lukeís gospel. However there are some supporting characters that are particularly noteworthy. Among my favorites is a guy who was pretty over the top in his own right.
The guy was a nazirite from birth, which meant he lived according to some pretty strict rules including the food he ate and the drinks he could have. It also meant he couldnít have his hair cut, so by the time he was in his mid-30ís you can imagine what he looked like. He lived out in the desert by himself. For supper he enjoyed fresh locusts dipped in wild honey. He wore clothes made out of animal skins, and he preached fiery sermons about repentance and the wrath of God. And the amazing thing is that though his messages were harsh and his manner wasnít refined, people flocked to hear what he had to say.
But you know the thing I like most about John the Baptist? It didnít matter how many people came to hear what he had to say, he realized that he was playing to an audience of one. It didnít matter how large his crowd, or how much pressure he got for preaching his message. He never forgot that there was only one audience member he had to please, and that was his boss, the God who called him to live such a profound life. Letís take a look at what Jesus thinks about John in Luke 7:24-33.
Background. (John is in prison, expressing a little doubt because Jesus isnít doing what he expects. Maybe heís wondering why Jesus isnít getting him out of prison. Anyway he sends a couple of guys to ask Jesus to confirm that He is the Messiah. When they ask Jesus a couple of questions, he takes them out to watch him perform several miracles, then sends them back to tell John what
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