Wonder Woman

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us…… Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many.

              

Romans 5: vv 8, 14-15

 

This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. 

  

                                    John 15: 11-13

 

I finally got the chance to see Wonder Woman this past weekend. I’d been wanting to see it but just hadn’t had the chance, so when I had the opportunity to take care of my nephews over the weekend and they were cool with seeing the movie (though they’d seen it twice already!), I was excited (even with the 9 year-old whispering, “Aunt Laura, watch—this is the part where she really becomes Wonder Woman!”).

 

Oh what an incredible movie it was! I thoroughly enjoyed it—the storyline, the humor, the action, Chris Pine’s handsome face and bright blue eyes, I mean, what was I saying?—oh, yes, I enjoyed every aspect of the movie. As the story unfolded though, I realized that movie’s message is similar to Christ’s. Lest you think I’m crazy, here’s a quote from Diana talking to Steve Trevor:

 

I used to want to save the world. To end war and bring peace to mankind. But then, I glimpsed the darkness that lives within their light. I learned that inside every one of them, there will always be both. The choice each must make for themselves - something no hero will ever defeat. I've touched the darkness that lives in between the light. Seen the worst of this world, and the best. Seen the terrible things men do to each other in the name of hatred, and the lengths they'll go to for love. Now I know. Only love can save this world. So I stay. I fight, and I give... for the world I know can be. This is my mission, now. Forever.

Do you see the similarities? Saving the world… ending war and bringing peace, seeing light and darkness commingling within man, us having the to make the choice to follow the light or the darkness… how He has seen (nay—experienced!) the terrible things men to do each other, and the lengths He went for love… and love, saving the world. Jesus…Love…saving us in this world.

 

Friends, I don’t have to tell you that there is a boatload of hatred and evil in this world, regardless of your gender, your political leanings, your skin color, or anything else, and it takes a tremendous faith to stay true the maturing that the Holy Spirit is doing in your life to transform you into the likeness of Christ (versus diving headfirst into the vitriol, intolerance, and divisiveness that can be terribly inviting). It is by His model that we to live, and it is with the Help of the Holy Spirit that we are equipped to strive to do so.

 

Prayer Requests

  • For our nation
  • For our President and other government authorities, be they local, state, national, or global
  • For those encumbered by heath concerns, stress, family issues
  • For us to understand that we are His church and that we need to seek His will in all things

 

I have found that the more I walk with Him, the more often I see Him in various movies like Wonder Woman, Arrival, Star Wars, and a few others. I find it pretty fascinating! He is awesome, indeed.

 

Quotes

 

“Our days are happier when we give people a little bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind.”

 

“The cross we carry is never as heavy as the chains we’re freed from.”