Friday, June 19, 2015

Everything Goes Back to the Cross - Part 1, TreAnna B.

            There's a trend I've noticed lately, and I want to share it with you. It may not be as much as an epiphany to you as it was to me, but nevertheless, I think its pretty cool and only shows how great our God truly is.
            First I'm going to ask you to think back to the last book you read or the last movie you watched. What was it about? Was it an action packed thriller with a lot of fighting? Was it a romantic comedy with the guy barely holding on to the girl? Was it a thriller? Think about that story line for just a second.

            Ok. Now think about the last story you read in the Bible. Was it the story of David and Golith? The evils of Jeroboam? Was it the betrayal of Judas or the sacrifice of Christ?

            Ok. Now think about those two together. The point I'm trying to make here is that no matter what book you read or movie you watched, chances are the same basic plot line of that book/movie has already happened—in the Bible.

            I'm going to pause here and explain something. I promise its relevant to the point I'm attempting to make. I'm a double major in Biblical Studies and Creative Writing. At times those two majors seem to clash—especially when I look at the work of my contemporaries. Most Young Adult novels today are full of cursing and sexually explicit situations. Few of these books would fit into a Christian mindset. Holding the double major that I do, obviously I want God to be present in my work. Sometimes that's a lot easier said than done.
            I brought this issue to light in a discussion with one of my teachers. In her wisdom she made a good point—the very point I want to amplify here. The Bible is a book of stories. In this Book there is a story for the very height of human civilization and the many lows. If you look in the Bible you can find the bravest men and also the most cowardly. You will find great love and sacrifice. Everything, and I do mean everything, that one can ever say or write about human life has already been outlined in the Bible.
            And that brings me back to my point: Everything goes back to the cross. Everything in the course of human history. Every thing God created—even the human anatomy goes back to the cross.


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