>> Thursday, July 28, 2011
Have you ever took a close look at your library or DVD collection? Last week I was on the prowl for some chick flicks to lend a loved one recovering from surgery. It took me by surprise to discover that, besides a few shelves of family and kid-friendly films (Classic Disney fanatic in residence), I own very, very few chick flicks.
Despite my femininity and affinity for chocolate most of my DVD collection contains, um, adventure and action flicks.
Shows something about my tastes, doesn't it?
Although I am more than content to live in a semi-rural town where very little happens, deep down inside I crave adventure. But does that jive with my faith? Can those interests be spiritually uplifting and edifying?
I think so.
Jesus is, after all, THE adventure hero.
Jesus’ adult years were filled with adventure. Fighting the establishment, striving for the common man, trekking through the rough, escaping death by stoning, encountering demons.
And, of course, the sacrifice of Jesus Christ is the epitome of heroism.
My heart never fails to swell with emotion, passion and that physical desire to praise Him whenever I dwell on the cross. There are so many levels to that moment in history, but adventure, heroism and action are present.
And you only have the skim through Revelation to get an idea about the challenges and battles we're headed for. Sheesh.
Adventure and action spark something in me - a drive, a need, a hunger. Jesus Himself spoke of the narrow gate and the hard way. He told His disciples what they would experience. He didn't sugar coat, didn't downplay, didn't avoid difficult truths and challenging paths.