Friday, December 22, 2006

what the world needs

We were watching Superman Returns the other night, and one section of dialogue particularly caught my attention. During a encounter between Superman and Lois Lane (female heroine), Superman takes Lois flying way up high and asks her a question.

"Listen, what do you hear?"
Lois answers, "I don't hear anything."

And Superman says, "I hear everything. You wrote that the world doesn't need a savior, but everyday I hear people crying for one."

It's hard to see the Christmas story through fresh eyes when I've been hearing it for 19 years. Sitting tranquilly in my warm home with enough food, and warm clothes to wear, life doesn't seem that bad. Sin doesn't seem that bad. I can't hear anything. I can easily get lost in my Christian "bubble," and forget why I need Christ.

Take a step outside the bubble. Where there are countries at war. Where there are millions of orphaned children. Where people suffer the effects of AIDS. Where every so many seconds, some horrible crime is committed.

Where everyday, someone is crying for a Savior.

God hears everyone. He hears the single mother with three children in a homeless shelter, who is about to get kicked out. He hears the girl in Ethiopia whose country is ravaged by AIDS, who can't move up to the next grade. He hears a young man whose heart has been broken.

He sent us a Savior in an unlikely package: the child of a virgin mother.

"And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.”-Matthew 1:21


Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

It is easy to forget. We can get so wrapped up in our own problems and concerns. God is so good! He provided The Savior!

Ringbearer said...

Yes, that is so very right. I thought that was a very well-written point and it's something we like to forget but we should be keeping it in mind all the time.

With you on the Quest,

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Abigail Snyder said...

Wow. That's awesome, and so often do we ignore the cries of the world around us, and even worse, neglect telling them of the Savior of the world.

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Anonymous said...

Wow, I am blessed by this post! You explain it quite well. Thanks!

As a Christian, however coming from this ungodly world, I am often grieved at the lack of zeal and revelation of God among the pew warmers. It is very confusing to me and some of the lukewarm condition may even be wearing off on me, I am afraid.