The latest installment of "Breaking Dawn" comes out today surrounded by more hoopla than the previous episodes. This is to be the last of the series, which explains the hoopla. I have watched the previous segments and halfway through the last one I went outside to watch the grass grow, finding that much more interesting. Well, that's just me, movies can hold my attention when they seem somewhat interesting. Of course, I am really not a sequel fan. Very few have beaten the original. I say Rambo 1, Rocky 1, were great movies. The Karate Kid 2, was better than 1, I thought. Don't ever, please try to make a sequel of Cool Hand Luke like the attempt of Gone With the Wind. This generation of movie makers are lost without making a film without sex, foul language, and some absurd chase scene.
Our desire for the super-human has completely possessed our modern thinking. To live for centuries, amassing wealth and possessions, with only having to take blood for food is intriguing to people these days, especially if you are anorexic. Nevermind that vamps have always been evil murdering creatures in history, today they are swell creatures you can get to know and have a personal relationship with. They can even grant you eternal life, but you have to die first. Does that sound remotely familiar to you? It is to me, another attempt to replace humanity in the place of God, the sacrifice of Christ, and our dying to self to live. There is something else to consider, because this post will be very unpopular to fans of the movie, (which I am not running down), and that is being aware of the times. The time we live in of sequels in motion pictures seems to be promising of a sequel never to be repeated.
In the first episode, the hero was treated badly, despised by leaders and even his own family. He went to the poor and downcast and gave them what he had. He taught them how to live, and how to serve each other. The ones that found him detestable finally got him, and though he could have gotten out of the dire strait he was in, he gave the ultimate service to mankind, and sacrificed himself to cover their obstinate rebellion. The news is that he didn't stay dead, he rose from death. and left to return to his home and work on the sequel...his return. I believe, for those interested, it is due out any day now. The difference will be, the sequel will portray Him as He really is, King and Lord. Here's a breakdown of how it went in part 1, and how He is portrayed in part 2:
PART ONE: The Coming of the Lamb
"Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in the appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death on the cross." Phil.2:5-8
PART TWO: The Return of the King
"Therefore God hath highly exalted Him, and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of those in heaven, and those on the earth, and those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of the Father.
I watched the many people lining up for the movie, dyed black hair, tats everywhere, so excited about this flick that is created in someone's mind, just a story, mere fiction. I saw their children in line with them talking about the movie and the previous parts as though it was all that mattered in life. The real show is coming, the star has eyes like flames of fire, His countenance is like lightning, and in the opening scene he roars out of Zion to gather His bride, those covered in His blood, that didn't just stand in line for Him, or have His name tatooed on their arm, but they gave their hearts and will over to Him, and trusted Him that this day would come...I can hardly wait!
I would love to see everyone and their children in line for this event, but they aren't, yet. I think it sad that the little ones know all there is to know about werewolves, vampires, and all that is evil, but their parents have no intent of teaching them about the King. As the day approaches for this sequel to arrive, we must let them know. I'm asking God to help me present Him to everyone around me, in word and deed. It isn't dawn, it's 11:55pm, midnight approaches...are you ready?
Thanks for reading, god bless and keep you all.