Tuesday, May 26, 2009
There are certain people you don't want to see films with. I'm one of them. I will critically analyze the script, dialogue, innuendos, acting, and over-arching theme of the movie. I believe there are life lessons in every movie and I will point them out before the credits begin to roll.
For instance, at the end of Disney Pixar's Wall-E, I cried. Yes, people, I cried! My siblings looked at me and thought I cracked or something. As I wiped tears from my face I exclaimed, Don't you see it? It's the message of the gospel! Wall-E is like Jesus who gave his life for humanity, he spoke in ways that no one could understand, and he was rejected by the person he loved the most: you and I. He even died like Jesus, then came back to life... to life?! Then I cried some more.
Yes, I'm that girl.
This weekend I became a bona fide Trekkie and succumbed to the pressure of the Force (or is that Star Wars? Whatever.). No, I'm not a sci-fi nerd, I just had to share what I learned about faith from Captain Spock. Yes, I said Spock. Bad eye brows and pointy ears aside, he uttered a profound truth that is still ringing in my head. The ideology of Vulcan philosophy believes in pure logic and a lifestyle devoid of emotion; rationality trumps probability. Yet, after living a life pure logic, Spock confesses to his counterpart that he had to make a decision that would be seemingly illogical. The young Spock looks at his future self and ask, So you took a risk? Which, in Vulcan ideology is unthinkable. The wise Spock confidently yet humbly replied, No, it was faith.
The writer of Hebrews tells us faith is being sure of what we hope for, certain of things we do not see (11:1). Though we don't know who wrote Hebrews, I'm going to say that he taught Spock a lesson or two. So before the credits roll, let me tell you that sometimes it may feel that living a life for Jesus is illogical and irrational, but it's not a risk... it's faith. Faith that God will do what He says He will do in our lives. For, like Paul says, He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it until the day of Christ (Phil. 1:6).
Posted by Bianca at 9:38 PM