As Alan Robertson put it, “Duck Dynasty strikes again!”
At the invitation this morning Alan, (the oldest son of the Robertson family), told the congregation about a family from Georgia that had driven 12 hours to visit the White’s Ferry Road Church. Influenced by watching the hit Duck Dynasty TV show, one of the sons had decided to turn himself in.
Alan explained that after visiting with the young man and carefully explaining the good news about Jesus this fine young teenager wanted to be baptized. He made a public declaration of his faith in Jesus and soon Alan baptized him, where he reenacted the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.
Here at Grace Digest I have received many, many comments about how a funny TV show about a family who loves God, each other, and the outdoors, has in one way or another impacted their lives. It is so rare to see a functional family on TV that the Robertson clan is extremely rare in the world of entertainment. I join the chorus of millions who heartily approve of the antics of some good old boys and glimpses into the family lives of genuine followers of Jesus.
Christians can hunt and fish, play practical jokes on each other, work hard and play hard, and keep Jesus first in everything. Nothing lasts forever and most things not even a long time, but I hope Duck Dynasty is on my TV for a very long time. God is using the Duck Commander crew to make a difference in the lives of many people for both time and eternity! I am honored to call them my friends and forever family.
About six months ago I wrote a post titled “Duck Dynasty, what you know and probably what you don’t know”. In that post I said that Duck Dynasty is not just about a TV show, or duck calls, or even hunting ducks. Rather, the Robertson clan’s first priority is to reach as many people as possible with the good news about Jesus.
Fast forward to this morning. During the invitation at our church the oldest Robertson son, Alan related this story. A few days ago a call came in to the Duck Commander office from a young wife. She told about how her husband, who was not a Christian, had become a big fan of Duck Dynasty. He was so impressed with the personalities that he got on the internet and found a video of a talk the Duck Commander, Phil Robertson, had given. He watched and listened and it got him thinking. Later he saw the video of Willie Robertson speaking to the students at Harding University. He heard Phil preach about Jesus dying, the resurrection, etc., and then heard Willie give his testimony about what Jesus means to him.
The young lady went on to say that after hearing those messages her husband had decided he wanted in! He had decided to make Jesus Lord of his life. And then she asked “Would it be asking too much to have a Robertson baptize him?’ Alan said he replied “Of course not, that’s what we do!” So he asked the young man to stand up. This big tall handsome young man from Houston, Texas made a public profession of his faith in Jesus and a few moments later we all were delighted to watch Jase Robertson baptize him.
Alan was right, that is what they do! None of the Duck Dynasty guys and gals ever miss an opportunity to share with folks the good news about what Jesus has done for sinners. They have a very funny and entertaining TV show and growing business in West Monroe. But what drives the Robertson’s and their crew is their passion for Christ and their love of the people he died to save.
I have known lots of people in my life, lots of good, devoted to Jesus kind of people. But I have yet to meet anyone who is more focused on getting the gospel out than Phil Robertson and his family. So, behind all the fun of Duck Dynasty is the Kingdom of God and they are helping to grow it.