In the 1984 movie Starman, an alien— Jeff Bridges comes to Earth. Responding to the Voyager 2 space probe’s recorded invitation.
My favorite scene from the movie is when Jeff Bridges reveals his people had previously visited earth. Finding us humans interesting. Of all the many savage intelligent races in the universe, humans were unique.
Shall I tell you what I find beautiful about you? You are at your very best when things are worst.
Why is this?
Why does adversity prompt us to act more compassionately and cooperatively?
Why does it take disasters, catastrophes, death for us to value relationships?
Why is the beauty— the goodness of humans magnified under atrocious circumstances?
Having been made in the image of God who is love. It is our natural tendency to also love. To compassionately come to the aid of the lost, the forgotten, the hurting.
Something I have been contemplating lately.
Can I be more compassionate?
Can I use the many gifts the Lord has given me to help others more?
Can I live with less, so others can have more?
No answers yet. But I know if I wait, the Lord will reveal to me what the next phase of my journey is.
Until then I will keep on keeping on.
Allowing the Lord to lead me where He chooses.
No delayed obedience.
Being grateful no matter the circumstances or unanswered prayers.
I will continue to say yes to those things that will bring me closer to Jesus and my Kingdom destiny.
No to logic. Yes to impossibility.
No to certainty. Yes to unpredictability.
No to control. Yes to obedience.
No to acceptance. Yes to solitude.
No to comfort. Yes to sacrifice.
No to the greater me. Yes to the greater good.
No to the fear of man. Yes to being a voice shouting into the wilderness. “Christ is returning!”
Be a VOICE shouting into the wilderness.
“CHRIST is returning!”