Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Death Crawl

Those of you who have seen Facing The Giants will know what I'm talking about. I'm sure you all of you agree that the death crawl scene is the most powerful scene in the movie.

But do you remember what Mrs. Taylor said about her husband's team philosophy? She said that it applies to all of life, and not just football. So lets look at it this way. Could you carry a hundred and sixty pounds on your back for a hundred yards; while crawling? Maybe. Maybe if you were motivated. But too many of us wither when trials come our way. It's hard to do that! So can we make it to Heaven with sin on our backs? It's a long, hard road, and those of us who don't like hardships will turn back. Christ said to take up your cross, and that means carrying it no matter how hard. Yes, it is hard, but when we do something, we are naturally rewarded. The harder the task, the greater the reward. How great is Heaven, and our Maker who lives there? That's how hard it will be. We can't get to Heaven without hardships. Yes, maybe we'll fall. Many times we'll fall. But we can all get back up and keep going. That's one difference between going to Heaven and the death crawl, and I think that's a good thing.

7 comments:

Old Fashioned Liberal said...

Preachy Preachy...o wait. Wrong blog.

Halfmask said...

I was about to say the same thing, OFL, but then again, he doesn't have a blog for preaching.

Ancient Greek Philosopher said...

Are you still commenting on the other blog OFL?!??!

Ancient Greek Philosopher said...

And besides, St. Paul preached too. :-)

Jo March said...

Thanks! I really needed that reminder. Sometimes it gets hard, and I get so bogged down with the hardships that I lose sight of the goal. And like St. Peter, I begin to sink.

But the path to God and Heaven is not one unknown to Him who made it. He walked this way too, we have only to follow His footsteps.

Okay, sorry, my turn to be preachy. And I won't be more so, though I came up with this really cool analogy for the life of Faith and I'm tempted to post it, but it might take up a few pages worth of comments so I guess I won't... ;)
~Jo

Old Fashioned Liberal said...

I want to see the analogy! And for a minute, I thought you said that you get blogged down...Hee Hee!

Anne Marie said...

Very good comments! Haven't seen the movie but maybe I should. Of course I thought of Sam carrying Frodo but I doubt our dear Ring-bearer weighed that much. And of course, thought of Frodo's sufferings and sacrifices and the reward he got. Preach away!

Namarie, God bless, Anne Marie :)