Reading: Genesis 7: 1-5
With a moo, moo here and a moo, moo there; here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo moo. I closed my eyes. Could it be? I was I really standing in the middle of a barnyard during milking time?
I, of course, was somewhere else-- sitting at a table, singing an old familiar song. But music didn't fill the air. Laughter did. Why? Because of a talented individual named Jason.
You see, Jason was imitating a cow as we were singing "Old MacDonald." It was the best, and only, cow imitation I have ever heard. He was so good! He not only imitated a cow, but transformed himself into the role as well.
They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. I guess that's true. And who better to flatter than animals? After all, they were here long before humans inhabited the earth. Do you suppose Dana Carvey ever imitated a chipmunk? Or has Rich Hall ever impersonated a squirrel? How about Will Ferrell becoming an eagle? Why don't entertainers ever impersonate animals? Don't they deserve their fair time on TV, too?
People are an important part of our daily lives. But let's not forget the animals. Get out there and be an animal! See what it's like to look at life through their point of view.
And if Saturday Night Live ever needs a cow, I'll give them your name, Jason. --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Pray for the animals.
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