I watched Ant Man yesterday.
It was brilliant.
Great story, superb dialogue, awesome action sequences. You’ll love it!
But it also carries the Gospel message.
Scott has just got out of jail. He’s a thief. Not a common robber but a high tech ‘cat burglar’ with a Masters Degree in electrical engineering.
It’s a real normal guy becomes super-hero story – the hero’s journey.
Scott’s got a daughter – Cassie – who he loves dearly but his ex-wife tells him he can’t see his daughter until he pays child support.
Scott complains he can’t find a job, to which his ex-wife replies:
You’re a hero in her eyes. Be the person she already believes you are.
And that’s us and God!
To God, you are a hero.
He already sees you as a hero.
We may see ourselves as sinners and failures but that’s not how God sees us.
God sees us as His beautiful children.
Not only that, He sees us as mighty warriors for the kingdom of God.
Look at Gideon. God calls him a mighty warrior, and Gideon’s like: “Who? Me?”
Let’s see ourselves as God already sees us:
By one sacrifice He has made perfect forever those who have been made holy.
– Hebrews 10:14
He sees us as perfect and holy.
If only we could see ourselves that way.
Surely great things would happen in our lives, in the lives of those around us and in the Kingdom of God.
Like Scott in Ant Man, let’s be the person God already believes we are!