The Battle Belongs to the Weak

October 22, 2010 Donna New

A Weaker One

I went to the movie “Legend of the Guardians: Owls of Ga’Hoole” tonight. It’s a less intense, quicker version of “Lord of the Rings.” It was humorous in places and a little dark, just a little. I enjoy kids movies and this was an older kids movie with some life lessons.

Listening to the stories we’re told about right and wrong, fighting for right, being a hero; it’s all very important when we’re in trouble. We respond the way we believe. God’s word is supposed to be passed down to our children for a reason. It’s to help them face life graciously and powerfully. And that’s how the main character lived his life because he believed the stories his father told him.

There was an older warrior who had been a hero many years ago. The main character, an owlet just gloried in meeting this hero. The hero told him there’s nothing glorious about battle. “You go out, you do what’s right, you’re scarred and then you go and do it all again.” This made me think of prayer warriors. It’s so difficult sometimes to pray and yet they battle on our behalf and face the spirit world in their hearts. Ephesians 6:10-18 is about putting on our armor before we pray. Verse 18 says “Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance , interceding on behalf of all the saints (God’s consecrated people).” Sounds like a battle to me!

Then the most beautiful lesson in the movie was what was said at the end. It was something to the effect of…”strengthen the weak, rescue the fainthearted and be honorable in all you do.” Our theme in this world today is the survival of the fittest. This was just really refreshing that our kids would hear this. God uses the weak to confound the wise. Samuel was taken care of and taught by his mom until he was weaned (Weaning was later than we do now.). She tenderly watched over him until he was ready for his calling. Moses’ mom protected him from harm and the Egyptian maid that found him gave him back to his mom to nurse until he was weaned. These two babes became warriors in God’s kingdom. I’m so glad we have them as an example to follow that the weak if we watch over and protect them can turn into strong, powerful men, women of God.

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