I hate when this happens! You’re on a road trip and stop off at a little roadside diner, eating your lunch, minding your own business, when demonic forces feel it necessary to attack and try to kill you.
This was the plot of the 2010 movie Legion. A group of strangers at a dusty roadside diner in the middle of nowhere come under attack by above mentioned demonic forces. Their only chance of survival lies with an archangel named Michael, who informs the pregnant waitress that her unborn child is humanity’s last hope. The son of the owner of the diner, Jeep, is secretly in love with the waitress.
Mayhem and chaos ensue as they kick demon butt, and at one point in the movie, Jeep is in the kitchen and Michael has a talk with him. He tells Jeep the following:
“When God chose your kind as the object of His love, I was the first in all of heaven to bow down before you. My love, my hope for mankind was no less than His. But I have watched you trample that gift. I have watched you kill each other over race and greed… waging war over dust and rubble and the words in old books. And yet, in the midst of all this darkness, I see some people who will not be bowed. I see some people who will not give up, even when they know all hope is lost. Some people, who realize being lost is so close to being found. I see you, Jeep. Fifteen years old, your mother leaves. Your father withdraws from the world and you spend the next five years of your young life helping him find his way home. You love a woman who bears the child of another and you love her with no thought of yourself, even though you know she may never love you the way you love her. You, Jeep… you are the reason I still have faith.”
That really moved me. I want to inspire that kind of faith in others with the way I live. I am determined, with God’s strength, to be a person who will not be bowed by whatever is going on in this crazy world. (And it sure is crazy lately, isn’t it?) I want to live boldly, not giving up hope. I want to show others that it is possible to remain peacefully steadfast in the Lord, even in these turbulent times.
“Live life, then, with a due sense of responsibility, not as men who do not know the meaning and purpose of life but as those who do. Make the best use of your time, despite all the difficulties of these days. Don’t be vague but firmly grasp what you know to be the will of God. Don’t get your stimulus from wine (for there is always the danger of excessive drinking), but let the Spirit stimulate your souls. Express your joy in singing among yourselves psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, making music in your hearts for the ears of God! Thank God at all times for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. And “fit in with” each other, because of your common reverence for Christ.” (Eph. 5:15-21 [Phillips])
You know the truth—let your life show it! Keep your faith strong and let it shine brightly!
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