The mime

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Oh the mime…what an interesting art. I’ve never put much thought into miming; until today. As I was reading through 1 Thessalonians last night, my commentary compared the conduct of Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy to that of a mime.

A mime artist {Greek—mimos, “imitator, actor”}is someone who uses mime as a theatrical medium or as a performance art, involving miming, or the acting out a story through body motions, without use of speech.

 These men of God DID NOT:

Come to speak in vain

use flattering words

seek glory from man

 and they DID:

Speak to please God who tests their hearts

Treat the people gently; comforted and exhorted them

Pour into those they ministered to with all they had

Labor all night and pray for them as if they were their own children

My thoughts are, “Who do others see that I am imitating when I am silent?” Interestingly, the mime makes a living without saying a word. The message he sends to his audience is very clear. He never says a word, but you know by his actions what he’s trying to express.

What message do you send when you’re not speaking? Do you tell others how you serve and love, or do you just do it?

We can’t witness to others through complete silence however, during our moments of silence our lifestyle and actions can speak louder than any words we could ever speak.

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. James 1:22

Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. 1 Thessalonians 4:1

Be Blessed…

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