I love “Undercover Boss.” It’s neat to see the boss step out of the board room, the penthouse office of prestige and step down to clean the toilets, to stock the shelves to, to log in long hours. We know at any time he can call it quits!!! We know at any time someone might “find him out.” In his book Epic, John Eldredge says that in those moments, movies, books, works of music or art that move us it is because we see something of the Savior in them.
Maybe that’s why I love “Undercover Boss.” Jesus is sort of an “Undercover Savior.” “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9). He stepped out of the ultimate penthouse and into the poverty of this world. And we don’t know how often after a mighty work He would tell those who saw it “tell no man...” (Matthew 8:4; 16:20; Mark 7:36; 8:30; 9:9; Luke 5:14; cf: John 21:25).
“Glory” took on unnoticeable flesh. Isaiah said it this way: “...he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him” (Isaiah 53:2).
Some “looked” close enough to figure out who He really was (Matthew 26:13; 16:16).
At any time He could have gone back (Matthew 4:6).
In “Undercover Boss” there comes that grand moment (my favorite) when the big boss puts back on the suit, sits in an office, invites in one by one those he has interacted with and says “I’m Dan Dizio and I’m the CEO, CFO, founder, owner...etc.” Most often then he does something that is huge in that person’s life. Yesterday one of the people had a son with cancer and the boss committed the company to paying any costs medical or incidental that insurance would not. Another was given a career advancement they probably would have never gotten. Sometimes he painfully sends them away...tells them he can’t have such a person in their organization. It’s a powerful moment.
Then, just as in “Undercover Boss” there will come the big reveal (Revelation 1:7; Philippians 2:11). He has put His glory back on. And soon will come that moment when he will return with all His angels, in His glory and all the nations of the earth will be gathered and He will reward those who have been faithful and send away those who were not (Matthew 25; Romans 10:14).