Sunday Night Lights

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A busy day comes to an end and it’s time to reflect back on what transpired.  Let’s start at The Grove

We continued our series on LOST this morning.  It’s built around the TV show by the same name.  This week we walked into elements of the crash scattered all around the building.  We had suitcases, books, articles of clothing hanging from trees and a “lean-to shelter” on the stage.  It was all to create the idea of the crash that created a new set of realities of the characters of the show.  The “crash” of humanity in Genesis 3 created new realities for mankind that we must also face.  Here are some of the similarities and lessons learned from LOST:

  • The crash resulted in injury and death
    • Our reality is that we live in a broken world.  Nothing is what it should be.  There are many that will look around and blame God for bad things that we experience in this life.  But ever since the “crash”, nothing has been as it was intended.  Sickness, pain, suffering, death are all parts of the curse of sin.  And although God isn’t the cause of the brokenness of our condition, the good news is that he will show up and walk with us through the damage. 
  • There are many things about their circumstances that are mysterious and they don’t understand
    • Our reality is that much of what we experience in life is pretty mysterious to us.  Often when we think we have it figured out, we realize all the questions have changed.  Life can be very random and mysterious.  And if we’re not careful, it can become very frustrating as we try to interpret life from our own point of view.  I am reminded of a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that said “God is God and I am Not”.  That’s a powerful truth.  We need to make peace with the knowledge that if we don’t understand the circumstances, we can at least trust the Creator.  I don’t understand everything about my computer, but I trust that Bill Gates knows how to make it work in ways that absolutely baffle me, and yet arrive at the desired outcome. 

  • There were others on the island that were deceptive and sought to harm them
    • Ever since the crash in Genesis 3, we have been dealing with the reality that we have an enemy that seeks to decieve, manipulate, and destroy us. And many times we don’t even recognize it.   But it is reality nonetheless.  We face an ever present danger as our enemy is constantly on the prowl.
  • None of their efforts were sufficient to save themselves. 
    • No matter how hard they tried, nothing worked to accomplish their rescue.  Our reality is the same.  No matter how hard we try, we will never escape the “crash of humanity.  We don’t have the ability nor the tools to accomplish the task.   
  • Withouth help beyond themselves from the outside, they were LOST. 

Fortunately for us all, help is on the way.  It is found in the person of Jesus Christ.  It is his rescue effort that we commemorate during the coming week as we acknowledge the crucifixion and the resurrection of our Savior. 

On another note,  I love the study our groups are doing.  We participated with a group tonight and had a great time.  The subject is FRIENDSHIP.  It is such a necessary and valuable part of our lives, and yet most of us are not nearly as skilled in building and maintaining friendships as we should be.  It is great fun to laugh and learn at the same time. 

Each Sunday presents it’s own challenges, but the rewards are so good. 

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