Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas - blog #1 - The Riddle of your Heart

This may sound like a strange blog for Christmas, but read on and think of the indications of the hope of a new heart heart we have because of the Christ child's arrival... 

“Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, ‘Abba, Father.’” (Galatians 4:6).

In the Marvel comic movie, Iron Man 2, the Arc-Reactor that keeps Tony alive is poisoning his blood and he doesn’t have much time left. This movies enemy, Ivan Vanko’s appearance causes Tony to doubt his own integrity of the Stark legacy. Tony, directionless and dying, simply throws himself one final going-away party (the only way he knows how.)
Finally, through the interruptions of agents of SHIELD,  Tony is given and sees a film of a video of his father, Howard Stark, speaking of the Stark legacy. Howard admits that he wanted to contribute more to the world than weapons but he was limited by the technology of his time. In a very touching scene, he asks Tony to fulfill the Stark legacy, “I’m limited by the technology of my time, but one day you’ll figure this out. And when you do, you will change the world. What is, and always will be my greatest creation… is you.”
This statement spurs Tony on to create a new element for his suit (poison free this time) using the model from His Father’s special energy powered city to one day be built. 
NOTE: The last place that He thought he could turn to, because of preconceived ideas about his Father, was the only place He would find the greatest answer to give him life.
Likewise, what is the Greatest Answer to Prayer? It can be found in Luke 11:11-13     
"Does any of you have a son? What would you do if your son asked you for a fish? Would any father give his son a snake? No! You would give him a fish. Or, if your son asks for an egg, would you give him a scorpion? No! {You are like all other people}--you are evil. But you know how to give good things to your children. So surely your heavenly Father knows how to give the Holy Spirit (indwelling of Him in your Heart) to those people that ask him."
This is the answer to the Riddle of everyone's heart. Or in other words, Good news of great joy that is for all people!

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