Now, if you haven't yet placed exactly who he is, I will give you one more hint. A hint that is sure to bring him to your mind. Billy Mays is the yelling pitch man. Apparently sufferubf from a rare medical discorder that has left him unable to speak in a normal tone of voice, Billy is the one who excitedly yells at us about the benefits of his products.
I have never responded to one of Billy's ads. One of these days, though, I am indeed going to call the 800 number he yells about. And, when they answer, I am going to yell my order at them. Because that, apparently, is how they communicate.
I saw Billy pitching a product today that just may be the first product of his that I will have to buy. Mighty Putty. You see, for some time, I have been wondering if I don't perhaps need more putty in my life. And, if I do indeed need putty, well, Billy's putty is mighty -- a force to be reckoned with.
You can pull a semi truck loaded with a bulldozer with Billy's Mighty Putty. You can also put a handle on a mug that never before had a handle. You can fix table legs and other broken things. You can even make things stick to your shower walls, something which, I suspect, is not an easy thing to do.
Yes, as I watched (and listened to) Billy, there were several moments when I indeed thought that I really needed some of the putty. You can get six tubes of it for the price of two right now. They might even throw in a couple of extra tubes if you yell loudly enough when you call them. (I made that part up but you never know...) My mind wandered as I thought about all of the things I could do with six tubes of Mighty Putty.
Why, I could pull several semi trucks! (Something I have always wanted to be able to do.) I could fix everything that is broken in my life, and add handles to the things that need handles. I could put shelves where shelves aren't currently. I could stop up leaky downspouts or even leaky pipes. Yes, the more I thought about it, I needed Mighty Putty.
But Mighty Putty comes at a price. Not a mighty price necessarily but a price just the same. So I decided that, for now at least, I don't really need Mighty Putty.
Yes, I have things that are broken in my life. Things that need fixed and enhanced. Holes that need plugged. But they require a mightier putty than Mighty Putty. And all change comes at a price. Will I commit? Will I make change happen in 2008? Will I fix things and stop up the leaks? I hope so. It will take praying and persevering rather than yelling but change can happen. May 2008 be a year of change for us all. Mighty change. Courtesy of a Mighty God.