Friday, April 17, 2009

Hope.

(Disclaimer 1: A lot of this is Jesse Crowe's idea. If anyone of the 4 people that read this blog are planning on going to his church this Sunday stop reading now.)
(Disclaimer 2: The clip below is rated PG for a little language. I think this may be OK since the world we inhabit is PG-13 at best. If B.S offends thee then watch this not.)
(Recommendation 1: If you haven't seen The Shawshank Redemption then do this immediately. If you get a chance to read the book by Stephen King {Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption} you should.)



Bear with me for one moment. I talked about the cross last week. All of the dark and dirty work of the Gospel was done on the cross. This Easter I have focused more on the cross. I have left little room for the Resurrection in my devotion. I think that the clip above speaks to me more about the Resurrection than any movie ever has.

I think the Resurrection is the subject that God sings to his children. We don't know what the song is about most of the time. And not knowing is OK. It is enough that He sings. The Resurrection song is about hope. No matter the advances made in medicine and personal health no one is leaving here alive. Christians have the hope of Resurrection. Not being brought back to life in a flawed world where everything is still wrong like Lazarus and others. We will be resurrected into a world where Messiah has made everything right.

Hope may very well be a dangerous thing to people who are in a hopeless situation. But the song we hear if we listen just right is a song of hope. It cannot be taken away and no matter the situation we are people who are part of a kingdom of hope. We may live lives in gray prison walls but beyond those walls is a God that sings to his children this song of hope in a language we don't quite understand. We just know that it is better and more beautiful than we can describe and it is for us.

2 comments:

Samantha said...

1. Shawshank Redemption is definitely in my top ten favorite movies list.

2. Most excellent post.

Chris Barnette said...

Too late, already read it.. Can't see the clip due to the fact that I am on Big Brothers computer..But wanna give an Amen on the message..See ya Sunday