The Gospel, a story


Posted by Wendy | Posted in Big G | Posted on 27-04-2009

Tags: , The Sacred Romance

My soul was stirred by these excerpts in The Sacred Romance:

“In the movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray plays a conceited weatherman covering the famous groundhog ceremony from a small town in Pennsylvania. He finds himself condemned to live the day over and over again, caught in a sort of time warp. Resigned to his fate, he tries every small story he can think of, living out every role he ever wanted. When they all fail him, he discovers the real meaning of life. It’s the book of Ecclesiastes in a modern film.”

This isn’t how life is supposed to be. Life isn’t meaningless. We were designed for more. We were designed for Sleeping Beauty:

“Notice the striking parllels to the gospel. The villain looks like a beautiful queen, but she turns into a dragon. Satan, we are told, comes as an angel of light, but is revealed as a dragon in Revelation 12. The hero is a prince who does who does battle for his bride. Has not Christ–the Prince of Peace–come to battle for us, the bride of Christ? And the kingdom is under a spell until it is broken by love.”

That love is the love spoken about in John 3:16:

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

The spell of perfection, man trying desperately to be good, was broken when Jesus died for our sins on the cross.

He redeemed us. He paid the penalty.

We were supposed to be separated from God forever, but we’re not.

We are no longer slaves to sin or Satan.

We are free. Freed by love.

How awesome is that?

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