Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Glory of Revenge

I recently saw the movie Avengers at the Cinima. I'll recomend it, its more like watching a comic book than an action movie and hase a host of good one liners. Here is my Fathers take onthe plot.

I recently saw a great movie. It was great for all sorts of reasons. It did not have extreme violence. It did not have explicit romantic scenes. It did not use Jesus’ name in a bad way. It had dialogue concerning free will, courage, guilt and shame. There was also a lot of focus on power. What was the movie? The Avengers! While it could have been a little shorter I loved that movie. Thor with his mighty hammer. Captain America with his shield and old fashioned values. Hawkeye with his bow. Iron man with his heart of power and wonderful armoury. The Incredible Hulk- powered by anger and gamma radiation. And of course there was the bad guy- Loki- the brother of Thor. Three things struck me in the movie. There was a scene when Loki said to the Hulk, “You can’t hurt me. I am a god!” The Hulk proceeded to smash him around like a rag doll and finished off by saying, “Puny god!” There was a scene where the Avengers were talking about gods here, there and everywhere. Captain America stormed out saying, “There is only one God”. And as I watched I reflected on the power that the Avengers used- mostly to destroy. And I thought of the power of God which is used mainly to create. Our God does not need a hammer or a steel suit or a fancy bow or gamma induced anger. God simply speaks and as He speaks wonderful things happen. “Let there be light” and there was light. “Be still” and the wind and the waves obeyed. “Your sins are forgiven”. The word of God is living and active sharper than any double edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit (Hebrews 4:12). The word of God with the Spirit of God is powerful and they enable us to believe and to live as God’s holy and beloved children. May the Word of God richly dwell within you so that you may experience His mighty power through His Son Jesus Christ. Cheers Pastor Greg.