A Marvel Moment
I am a lover of Marvel Superheroes! Who would have known Avengers: Endgames, packed so much meaning? I watched this movie about 3x’s, and the same thrills and excitement always overtake me. However, on my third viewing, a powerful message was revealed to me through a particular scene. It reminded me of God’s presence and his gift of people in our lives. Sorry if I lose you with the characters, but it will all make sense in the end. Thanos, (a horrible villain) was fighting Iron Man, Captain America and Thor (all three of them are Avengers). They were being pulverized by Thanos. Captain America conjured up the little strength he had left to fight the powerful enemy. Then suddenly! With the help of Dr. Strange and his crew, numerous Avengers and fellow superheroes began to appear. The almost defeated Avengers were doing their best to defend themselves against Thanos. They had no clue their entire team would show up at that precise moment to help them crush the evil villain.
Let’s translate this into reality. When we are at our weakest moments, God is ready to step in and will send someone or a team to aid us. He is our ever present and all powerful help. I’ve had countless situations of being weary, but a family member(s) or friend(s) showed up at the right second. The Bible tells us,” For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” (Matthew 18:20 ESV). There is power in numbers. As I say often, you are never alone. It is important to cultivate meaningful relationships. We need each other. Just as the Avengers suddenly appeared to bring down Thanos, God is ready to slay your giants!