"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

May 31, 2016

That will preach!

Whenever we went to a movie or finished viewing one at home, my Hubby would tell the kids to "Listen up" and then the kids would laugh and groan and say "Dad is gonna to preach."
And he would! -He could find a spiritual concept in anything we watched and make a teachable moment out of it.

So, when we came out of Captain America: Civil War,
recently, I stopped the kids in the lobby and told them what I knew he would've said.
But he would've taken longer to say it ; )
and been way more eloquent!

~~SPOILER ALERT if you haven't seen it yet~~

During that scene where all the super heros start fighting EACH OTHER, I was reminded of how random all their seperate powers were. You had cute, young spider man, slinging webs at everyone, and Wanda doing wacky things with a forcefield or something, and Captain America throwing his shield and punching people and Ant Man crawling into Iron Man's suit etc...
Seperately, their 'gifts' are rather quirky and ineffective. -It really was a mess when they used them against each other!

And that reminded me of the church!
We all have these gifts, and unless we work together as the body of Christ, they are just rather random. They are nothing compared to the coperate awesomeness of all of us being in unity!

And wasn't Burn so much like the devil?
He actually said that he knew he couldn't fight the Avengers himself. "Stronger men than me have tried. But I knew that if I got them to fight each other...."
How true is that statement.
The enemy can't defeat the church. "The gates of Hades will never prevail against it" but if he can get us to FIGHT EACH OTHER...
Then we are totally distracted from the mission at hand and are of no use to the world!

-That is what I think MY hero would've said. ; )


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