I wish I could say I have the ability to get out a see alot of movies. The reality is, I do not. With Drew and Tessa, which I love dearly, and no family around to provide free babysitting, outings to the movie theater are few and far between.
Don't get me started on the cost of the movies...
Anyway, all that to say, after church last night, Becky and I watched "End of the Spear" for the first time. You would think being involved in missions this would have been priority for us!? If you are like us, and haven't seen it, you have to. We thought it was great. Ok sure, a few negatives to get past, but great nonetheless.
The Bible clearly teaches that Jesus is Lord, above all other 'lords'. I want this. I strive for this. I seek forgiveness for it is often not the case.
What a great reminder to me of what it means to "consider my life worth nothing, if only I might finish the race..." Acts 20:24. Certainly a theme that is threaded throughout all of Scripture. My Lord comes first, before comfort, before money, and maybe hardest of all, before my family. I must be willing to "hate" my father and mother, Becky, Drew and Tessa. Luke 14:26 He is worthy. I just can't imagine the depth of their passionate committment. Yes, I have given up some for the sake of Christ, but will I give it all up if God asks me to? Good question.
As Eliott famously said, "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose."