For anyone who follows the story of Attack on Titans, or Shingeki no Kyojin, you probably thought that the last entry in the Attacking Titans series would have ended with “Mikasa Ackerman”. If you haven’t been following we started with “Eren Yeager” and learned how we must boldly declare that we will defeat the titans in our lives as he declared he would defeat the literal titans in his. Second, we followed up with “Armin Arlert”, where we learned that we must gather knowledge and expand our vision if we are ever going to find a strategy to defeat the titans in our lives. Third, was the aforementioned “Mikasa Ackerman” where we learned we need to exercise our faith and knowledge and execute because with all the faith we have we must take action. One of the scriptures we covered was James 2:18-24, referred to the scripture we will be studying today which also reminded me of one other character form Attack on Titan.
Commander Erwin Smith, is the head of the Survey Corps. I might have lightly touched on the Survey Corps but I will go into detail of what they do now. As the city is surrounded by gigantic walls to keep the hungry titans away. The Survey Corps is the team of soldiers that venture outside the safety of the wall. To defeat titans on their turf and to do research on how to better fight the enemy as well as try to push them back further so the people of the cities and towns have more space to grow. To experience more freedom. Survey Corps are considered a death sentence for many. There’s a high mortality rate in that team. In the premiere episode when the team came back all they could give the mother of one of the soldiers was an arm.
Commander Erwin have to knowingly sacrifice his soldiers in the hopes that they reach the goal of one day pushing back the titans and claiming victory over them. He has to sacrifice them so that the civilians and nobles in the city can remain safe. He sacrifice them so that they can further their research on the titans that ravage the land. It then reminds me of one more thing. That we must be willing to make sacrifices as well to defeat the titans in our lives. We must be like Abraham. Continue reading “Attacking Titans – “Erwin Smith” – Genesis 22:1-19″