Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Movie of Life

1 Peter 1:24-45 (NLT) - As the Scriptures say, “People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades. But the word of the Lord remains forever.” And that word is the Good News that was preached to you.  

Author Francis Chan talks about the movie of life.  This movie starts when God says “Let there be…” God is Love so He creates humans with whom He can be in relationship.  The people rebel and turn away.  God floods the earth, but gives Noah and his descendants a second chance.  As the movie progresses, God calls Abram, Joseph, Moses, judges, kings and prophets.  In the fullness of time Jesus enters the scene and teaches us The Way of life.  Jesus dies and rises to rescue us from sin so we might be part of God’s spectacular final scene.  Jesus will come again just before the film’s climax. 
This is the movie of life and it is all about God.  Somewhere between Jesus’ resurrection and His return, our lives are a blip on the screen - a tenth of a second flash. 
So why do we live our lives as though the movie were all about us?  Our purpose in the movie of life is to advance the plot.  Our whole existence should point to God.  We will wither and fade, but God’s script plays on forever.

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