Sunday, September 16, 2012

Who Do You Say He Is?

There is a scene in Batman Begins when inspector Gordon has a brief moment with Batman, a new vigilante who has been able to give him information.

Gordon: Commissioner Loeb set out a massive task force to catch you. He thinks you're dangerous.
Batman: What do you think?
Gordon: I think you're trying to help...

This scene reminds me a lot of Mark 8:27-29. It's played out like this:

On the way to a village Jesus stops and asks his disciples who people say he is. They offer up different answers; John the baptist, Elijah, one of the prophets. And Jesus fully out asked them, "but who do you say I am?" And Peter answers, "the Christ."

It doesn't matter what others say about a person if what you know about them is true. This is a sad reality for many celebrities who find themselves on the front cover of tabloid magazines. Even more sad if you're the President of the United States. But there comes a point when you must ask yourself of your savior, who is he?

This morning at church my pastor gave a really good talk on faith and knowledge working together towards godliness. In the midst of doubts and fears, my pastor reminded us to apply grace in our lives. To remind us that one day we are going to see God's face. Do you believe that? Like Batman, Jesus is for you, not against you.

I should have titled this post Why Batman reminds me of Jesus.

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