What Does the Fox Say?

By: Susan Bea Good

This week I joined the over 330 million viewers to a hilarious piece of Norwegian videography…“What Does the Fox Say?”

The group Ylvis, led by brothers BÅRD and VEGARD YLVISÅKER, came up with this humorous storyline, set it to music, and posted it to UTube in September of 2013.

In the video, a grandfather reads a children’s storybook to his grandson. The storyline asks, “What does the fox say?” Grandpa throws himself into the wild conjecture about what “language” animals use to communicate. Gramps is making the most of this simple time with his grandchild.

I’ve found that not everyone enjoys the simple, especially when it’s humor. Years ago, at a children’s ministry get-together, a clown act struck me as very funny. I noticed however, that few adults were laughing. Of course, all of the kids were roaring with delight at the simple antics.

I’ve developed a theory about why many seem hesitant or unable to enjoy simple things. I believe it’s because most forms of simple are unsophisticated. I can’t disagree with that assessment, though I would submit that unsophisticated can be superior. A&E’s Duck Dynasty would be one example.

Simple is superior…in teaching, organizing, relationships, and life in general. In other words, simple is sweet!

“What Does the Fox Say?” is dripping with sweetness! If you didn’t get that at the first view…try again. It may be a breakthrough…BTW 

“Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” (Luke 18:17/ESV)

The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it.


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