Wednesday, June 1, 2011

These Are the People of Walmart

I've had this song going through my head for the last two weeks.  It's from this youtube video that a friend posted on Facebook.  The song/video is called 'These Are the People of Walmart'.  It's a catchy little jingle (which explains why I've been singing it for 2 weeks!).

The video shows pictures of real people shopping at Walmart.  And these people are dressed in ways that would make your head spin around - strange outfits, too tight clothes, barely dressed.  Many of them just look downright bizarre.

The point (?) of the song is to poke fun at some of the strange sights you can see if you walk into a Walmart.  And, we have a Walmart right up the road from us.  I end up running there more often than I like.  But, I can attest to the fact that sometimes the people you see leave you shaking your head in wonderment.

And, when I first watched this video, I was kind of chuckling along with it.  But, as the catchy song continued to play in my head at random points in my day I started to feel convicted.  And the words, 'These are the people of Walmart' became replaced with the words, 'These are the people that God loves.'  

I like to think that I am a relatively kind, non-judgemental, caring person.  But, I was struck with the truth.  I too laughed at the expense of others.  I do look at people and make judgements about who I think they are/what kind of life they lead based on how they look.  I set myself higher than those who seem 'less' in some way.

A pretty ugly truth.

Jesus loves these people with the same passion with which he loves me.  Jesus wants desperately for them to experience His love.  Jesus died for them.

The people of Walmart.


  1. Thanks for the reminder. I do however find it unacceptable for people to be shopping in their pajamas and every single time I go to our Walmart that is what I see. I think there is no excuse for pajamas in public. Sorry to be judging but it just drives me crazy. I however love Walmart, the sales, the bargains, the hugeness, the checkout... not so much. :)

  2. I have seen some of those Wal-mart pictures you are talking about. You are so right God loves them just as much as the next person. And really who cares how you dress. Do you really think that is top priority for God? The only dress I think he cares about is the your showing way to much and people don't need to see all that God gave you. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. Amen! This is so the sinful nature of our hearts, to laugh at those who are different from us. But whatever we do to even the least of His people -- including "the Walmart people" -- we do to Him. Thank-you for sharing.

  4. I had to go check out the actual video. I tried to remember what you said about loving all the people and all that but it was really funny. Some of those get ups were so wacky! I will never look at my fellow Walmart shoppers the same.


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