Jesse - 20 - College Leader.
Jesus is the lover of my soul. If it is not the same for you, that's fine. My purpose in this blog, as well as in life, is to point others to Jesus the Christ. In laymen's terms my faith is this: I am simply a beggar trying to show other beggars where to find bread. He saved me, not on any merit of my own, but according to His mercy. I was born into chaos, destined to reside in darkness. It was my loss that threw me into His marvelous light. His is the victory. I am merely a story of blessed defeat.
I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture.
So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.
Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome.
So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.
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“If someone were to look at your life would they say the greatest thing you appreciate about God is that He, through the Word of God and through the Spirit, that He has seen fit to teach you. Do you treat His Word, His written will – His revealed will – as the most precious gift that was given to you? And do you dive into It like me into a box of chocolates? The only thing Jonathan Edwards and I have in common, other than saving grace, is that he was a chocoholic and so am I. You give me chocolate, I devour it.
Can you appreciate – do you appreciate – the Word of God, because you have nothing but the Word. You have nothing but the fact that He opens up His mouth and teaches you, and what comes out of that mouth your life depends upon it. Oh, young Christian person. You want to wear Christian t-shirts, sing Christian music, and hang around Christian friends, but how many of you will wear out a Bible and say, “I must know this lest I die?” The most compassionate thing He can ever do for you is reveal Himself to you. And He’s done that, if you are a believer, through His Spirit and through the Word. Now the most horrifying judgment God can send against you is to close Himself off from you and tell you nothing. To hide from you. To let you go on with just enough Christianity to soothe your defiled conscious, and yet you know not the truth. You live a Christianity that is no Christianity at all and you cannot see how false your life is.”
Last week, I may have gone too far. I’ll explain it quickly. Basically, I found out where he gets his clothes dry-cleaned. Custom ordered the same suit, made with tear-away velcro. And… you can fill in the rest.