Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. (ESV)
“In fearful day, in raging night, With strong hearts full, our souls ignite. When all seems lost in the War of Light, Look to the stars, for hope burns bright!” While the Green Lanterns are powered by will the Blue Lanterns are powered by hope of the people the seek to help out and save. One of the greatest heroes of the Blue Lantern Corp is profiled in the picture above. His name is Saint Walker, he epitomizes what the power of hope can do not only for yourself but for anyone and everyone.
Saint Walker, was a priest on his home planet of Astonia. There his family and his entire planet was doomed because the son that have blessed them with warmth and light was about to die. His people were fraught with fear and anxiety because they were all going to destroyed. However, Saint Walker managed to calm his people and give them hope in the face of their extension. With his act the Blue Lantern ring was bestowed upon him because he was able to bring hope to the masses. He then used the power of the ring to reverse the age of their sun 8.9 billion years. Hope not only saved himself but millions of people, animals, and various other species of flora and fauna. This take me to the bible in the book of Jeremiah. Continue reading “In Fearful Day, In Raging Night – Jeremiah 29:11”→
2 Timothy 1:7 – For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. (NLT)
“In brightest day, in blackest night, No evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil’s might Beware my power–Green Lantern’s light!” That beautiful oath is of those from the Green Lantern Corp. In the comics we follow a few Green Lanterns but the most famous one is Hal Jordan, a test pilot for Ferris Aircraft. Even without his ring he was known to be a fearless pilot. That boldness is what caused him to be chosen by Abin Sur’s ring to become the Green Lantern of Earth. The Green Lanterns are powered by willpower and the more will they have the stronger they can be. However a comic book character is nothing without a nemesis.
The Sinestro Corps or Yellow Lantern Corps, head by the sinister Thaal Sinestro, is one of the early archnemesis of the Green Lantern Corp. While the Green Lanterns are powered by the user’s will the Sinestro Corp is powered by the fear of others. According to the Apostle Paul, as he writes to Timothy, God would never let us power the Sinestro Corps ring. Here’s why. Continue reading “In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night – 2 Timothy 1:7”→
2 Peter 3:7 – By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. (NIV)
Chrono Trigger is a masterpiece among games created in the 16/32 bit era of video games for, originally, the Super Nintendo . It was a game produced by Square Enix and art by the legendary Akira Toriyama of Dragonball fame. The game followed the protagonists Crono, Lucca, Marle, Robo, Frog and Ayla as they have to save the day in their respective times but also in other times. In all of the adventures you have there is the one villain that you must defeat above all and it’s name is Lavos, the being that destroyed the world in 1999 AD. The game oddly enough came out in 1995.
Lavos is this frightening parasitic being that came to the planet in 65,000,000 BC to siphon off the energy of the planet. When he became strong enough he burst from out of the surface of the earth and destroyed everything in his wake. When our time travelling heroes found what Lavos has done they decided to stop it before it gains the strength to destroy the world as they know it. Seeing all the fire and brimstone reminds me of scripture. Continue reading “The Day of Lavos – 2 Peter 3:7”→
Luke 15:8-10 – “Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I lost!’ Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” (NKJV)
Well when I thought about this parable I didn’t think of anything nerdy at all but I did think of something nostalgic. I thought of my favorite show from way back when DuckTales, with the main protagonist Scrooge McDuck. If you are reading this and don’t remember I highly suggest looking the show up on YouTube or checking out the comics.
Scrooge McDuck, in the show is the richest duck in Duckburg. He has so much money that for fun he swims around in it in a gigantic money bin filled with gold coins and jewelry. But out of all of the coins he possess his most important coin is his number one dime. The first coin he has ever earned. It is so precious to him that he keeps it under glass. However, there is someone who wants it for sinister needs. Her name is Magica De Spell and she is a witch that believes that coin has the power to bring her power and great wealth. Since it’s not just any dime Scrooge goes after it and seeks it out from Magica. Reminds me of the parable above. Continue reading “Number One Dime – Luke 15:8-10”→
Matthew 19:16-22 – 16 And behold, one came to him and said, Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17 And he said unto him, Why askest thou me concerning that which is good? One there is who is good: but if thou wouldest enter into life, keep the commandments. 18 He saith unto him, Which? And Jesus said, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, 19 Honor thy father and thy mother; and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I observed: what lack I yet? 21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wouldest be perfect, go, sell that which thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. 22 But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sorrowful; for he was one that had great possessions. (ASV)
Lord of the Rings is an epic trilogy written by J.R.R. Tolkien. He was a christian man and many of the tales he woven were filled with Christian themes. Thankfully Peter Jackson the filmmaker behind the most well known cinematic version of the tale kept those ideals in tact. He also worked on the prequel book The Hobbit. The Hobbit follows Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit, to steal the Arkenstone from the the dragon Smaug for the The King Under the Mountain, Thorin II. If you followed the movies in the third movie of The Hobbit series, The Hobbit The Battle of Five Armies you would see that they finally make it but Thorin comes to a grave illness. An illness that many people could be susceptible to. Dragon Sickness.
An sickness that consumes you from the riches you have and gained. You don’t think clearly. You tend not to value what is important in life. You make the poorest of decisions that can turn your friends and allies against you and lead you to your doom if you are not careful. If you are not strong enough. When watching that film it reminded me of the rich young ruler that Jesus counseled. Continue reading “Dragon Sickness – Matthew 19:16-22”→