I am a huge Legend of Zelda fan. I believe that series is the main seller of every console that Nintendo has and will have to offer in the future. Yet when I think about it an idea comes to mind that mind sound a little crazy at first but follow me and you will see it makes perfect sense.
In The Legend of Zelda there are three triangles of legend that the game shows that many people covet for many reasons. Those triangles are called the Triforce. Each one represents a strong character and strengthens the user. Our maiden in distress Princess Zelda usually carries with her the Triforce of Wisdom. Although her wisdom is questionable, because she kept getting captured, she the wisest of the land. The Triforce of Power usually falls in the hands of the villain of the story, Ganon. He captures Zelda so he can have control of the Triforce of Wisdom. Luckily, the Triforce of Courage is in the hands of the hero of the tale Link. When their powers combine they can grant any wish.
I see the Triforce in our Christian lives as well as in the Bible. For example The Triforce of Wisdom can be seen as the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit grants us wisdom and guidance for us to live our lives. In John 16:13 reads:
John 16:13 – “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.” (NIV)
Even Galatians 5:16 reads:
Galatians 5:16 – “So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.” (NLT)
The Holy Spirit in terms of the Legend of Zelda would represent the Triforce of Wisdom. It guides us to the truth and will help us turn from a sinful and fleshly ways.
If the Holy Spirit is Wisdom, then Jesus would be courage. The bible showed our King has courage in spades. He showed courage in the face of physical threats in John 11:7-10 where he decied to go back to Judea even after the Jews threatened his life.
John 11:7-10 – 7 Then after this he saith to the disciples, Let us go into Judaea again. 8 The disciples say unto him, Rabbi, the Jews were but now seeking to stone thee; and goest thou thither again? 9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If a man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. 10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because the light is not in him.(ASV)
He also showed courage in death. In Luke 9:51 Jesus was still headed towards Jerusalem to head towards his fate. How many of us can walk steadfastly to your death. To not know how it will happen. To be the sacrificial lamb for the entire human race. That’s major. That takes much courage.
Luke 9:51 – As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. (NIV)
The Triforce of Power is hard to explain. In the Legend of Zelda games the Triforce of power is always held by the villain of the tale, Ganon or Ganondorf in his human form in various games. Much like in our world filled with strife and sin it does seem that Satan has all of the power. He actually does seem to have the Triforce of Power.
2 Corinthians 4:4 – The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. (NIV)
But do know his reign his only temporary. God is still in control and Jesus is still on the throne and he’s all powerful.
Psalm 66: 7 – He rules forever by his power, his eyes watch the nations– let not the rebellious rise up against him. (NIV)
Now that you know what they represent to me. I want you to know who I believe we represent. We Christians represent Link in this story. Our goal in life is to collect all of the pieces of the Triforce. We can’t live without the Wisdom from the Holy Spirit, the Courage from our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Power of God. When we get them all together in our lives there is nothing we can’t accomplish.
Jeremiah 10:12 – But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding. (NIV)
Heavenly Father, Thank you that for giving us a Holy Spirit that grants me wisdom to know what is right is wrong, for Lord Jesus that gives me the courage and guidance to do what is right, and thank You for giving me the power to accomplish it. This prayer in Jesus name. Amen.