Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Wimpy Wimpy Wimpy

Not too many days ago, I had to make quick sprint into everyone’s most loved and loathed superstore on my way in to work. As I came through the doors, a poster caught my eye. The poster was advertising the DVD release of the recent box office movie “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”. I had seen ads for this movie before, but it never caught my eye in the way it did that morning and I immediately sensed God teaching me something. On the poster you see a school kid who appears to be a little, shall I say, cautious, but not terribly fear stricken. Then there is his shadow, a scrawny stick figure much taller than the boy stretching high onto the wall behind him appearing more than simply cautious. He looks scared to death, fearful for his life. If you could read his mind, he’s probably thinking about how bad he is going to get beaten up, running over in his mind how worthless and insignificant he is in comparison to the one he fears. He searches in the recesses of his brain for some idea to escape from what seems a death sentence. He wears the biggest frown on his face you ever did see. If that frail, stick figure shadow were in 3-D action, I would bet you could see it actually trembling. Go ahead - google it, take a look at the picture and you'll see what I mean.

I have not seen this movie or read the book, therefore, I can’t tell you exactly what the story’s about, but the image on the poster reminded me of how we approach struggles, temptations, or challenges dealt to us by our arch enemy, satan. We don’t always live like this “Jesus thing” works in real life. We are tough, strong, resilient, and steadfast when we stand with one another in worship, in Bible Study groups, in Sunday School, etc, but the moment we step outside the walls of our safe environment, we take on the persona of that wimpy shadow spiritually. We stumble through everyday moments like a school kid who has been bullied. We move as quickly and as quiet as possible through the hallways of life with our spiritual eyes focused intently on the floor in front of us, hoping not to draw too much attention to our way so that we can avoid being noticed by the one we fear. We never raise our heads in confidence to look our bully in the eye, showing him what we are really made of.

This is not the image that God intends for us to portray and it certainly isn’t the image that Christ gave His life for. Proverbs 28:1 says “...the righteous are as bold as a lion.” If you and I are Christians, we are righteous in His eyes because of the blood Jesus poured out at Calvary, therefore we can be as bold as a lion. The enemy doesn’t want you to know that. He doesn’t want you to know that this “Jesus Thing” really does work, because the moment you realize it, he knows that he has no hope, and then the tables will turn. What’s interesting is, when everything plays out in God’s story and we get to the final chapters, the enemy knows that he will be the one resembling the wimpy shadow. He will be terrified when he is faced by the ONE who is in ALL authority, the ONE who DEFEATED death, hell, and the grave as He tells him, “That’s what happens when you mess with my kid sister!”

“And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur…” Revelation 20:10

I’d say, it’s not too smart to mess with a Jesus girl!

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