Movin’ on up, Acts 1:1-11

Nerdcore Theology

This passage from Acts inspires a great many ideas images in me, but for some reason, the first one that came to mind was the song for which this sermon was named. Intrepid hearers may recognize it: it’s the theme song to the TV show “The Jeffersons.”
jeffersons_tv_2A show about an African American couple achieving “The American Dream,” the theme song reflected it magnificently:
“Well we’re movin’ on up! To the East Side! To that Deluxe Apartment in the sky! Yeah, we’re movin’ on up! To the East Side! We finally got a piece of the pie!”
It’s a song about success that has long been looked forward to, when a new chapter of life starts and it seems good times are around the corner.
Success is wonderful–everyone likes it when something they invest time and energy into pays off. But perhaps we get less excited when that success appears…

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