March 4, 2014 29 Comments
I’m telling you, I haven’t been that on edge in a movie since Mission: Impossible III.
At the end of it, as I was trying to catch my breath, Sarabeth made a very astute observation. She said,
“It’s amazing how far we’ll go just to save one American.”
She’s absolutely right. While other countries couldn’t give a rip about their citizens, our military will go to the ends of the earth to bring back our own.
I needed to see this movie, because it’s been a long time since I’ve felt proud to be an American.
It’s crazy though, because God is the same way with His children, and we can say the same thing about Him.
It’s amazing how far He’ll go just to save one of His children.
Aside from His Son dying for us and breaking free from the grave for His glory and on our behalf, He doesn’t just stop there.
He keeps a careful eye on us. When we stray, He searches us out.
I’d say that He’ll go to hell and back to save us, except hell wouldn’t be hell if He went there.
But He’ll go wherever you are.
You may not be held captive by Somali pirates, but you might be held captive by your sin, or your addictions.
If so, and you’re God’s child, and you’re pleading for help, take heart, because He’s coming for you.
In Captain Phillips the SEAL Team tells Captain Phillips to stay where he is, to not move from the very seat he’s sitting in.
That’s what we’re to do. We’re to be still and know that He is God.
Don’t try to save yourself. It won’t work.
Just sit still, and pray.
God is coming after you, wherever you are.
It may be that you don’t want Him to. It may be that you’re happy in your sins. That’s all well and fine, and if you’re not a Christian, He’ll let you have at it, turning you over to your desires. (Not such a controlling, dictating God, is He?)
But if you’re His child, He’s coming after you wether you like it or not. No father will leave the mall without his child (hopefully).
And God won’t leave you enslaved to your sins if you ask Him for help, over and over and over again. Who knows, a rescue mission may already be under way.
Just stay still and wait.