A comedian has done it after an excellent joke. It is an indication of complete confidence in their performance, and it showcases as a somewhat arrogant certainty that NO response is worthy except an expensive microphone hitting the floor. I think it was Eddie Murphy or some famous singer or ... Barack Obama? ... who made the mic drop famously memorable. I don't recall, and maybe I'm too lazy to Google it. This urban slang was even the title of a new television show that aired around a year ago (their viewing history didn't exactly, um drop the mic lol).
Haven't heard about it since. Oh well.
Anyway, you've seen it. A singer KNOWS their performance was a showstopper, they hit a high note, the song ends, and BOOM, they drop an expensive mic. Yikes. Arrogant? Maybe ... but ...
I would like to consider the moment in history that changed people's perceptions and COULD have closed out with a bold triumphant confidence ... but no mic was dropped and no victory hand was displayed. Total adulation was well-deserved, but the only victory stance the winner made was on a cross.
It was this act that punctuated a life that had modelled forgiveness in a world of stone throwers, had transformed fishermen and tax collectors into world changers (not to mention healing the sick and raising the dead - duh!) ... but yes, He then concluded a human's life with the cross as an exclamation point.
After that, he walked out of the darkness of death and BOOM, Jesus became the boss, and that authority changed everything. In that sense, He "dropped the mic." Now that is something I can never do. But I CAN do something ...
"I was unsure of how to go about this, and felt totally inadequate—I was scared to death, if you want the truth of it—and so nothing I said could have impressed you or anyone else. But the Message came through anyway. God’s Spirit and God’s power did it, which made it clear that your life of faith is a response to God’s power, not to some fancy mental or emotional footwork by me or anyone else. -
I Corinthians 2:3-5
I can truly be God's power? Why, yes. Yes, I can. And so can you.
Take a moment today to consider Jesus' Mic Drop Authority. The power of Jesus can change how you understand Scripture, influence how you live out your faith in the world, and most importantly, it affects how you say thank you to Him for being THE ULTIMATE MIC DROP that left the world agape.