Monday, July 6, 2009
Sunday afternoon my husband and I decided to go to the movies and "preview" Transformers for our kids.
To be perfectly honest, it's a good movie but the adult content is just over the top and I'm not talking about the violence if you know what I mean. Why they feel the need to put that stuff in these movies is a mystery to me.
Anyhow, It had the usual plot. The bad guys - Deceptacons and the good guys - Megatron and the Autobots. The bad guys are planning to destroy the earth because they hate humans but the Autobots are protectors of the earth.
The head good guy, Optimus Prime is destroyed early on and then resurrected in the end by the human who is also the main character.
Ok, I'm trying not to give away too much of the movie to get to my point.
When Optimus Prime comes back he is weaker and not strong enough to destroy the head bad guy who is called, The Fallen. Several other Autobots - including a Decptacon who decided to change sides, bind together with Optimus to make him more powerful and quite a bit larger in order to defeat the enemy. I won't tell anymore so you can see the movie yourself.
On the way home I pondered my own life and all of the things I've been through over the years - both good and bad.
I feel like our past could represent the combined Optimus Prime at the end of the movie.
We all have some good and some bad (some by our choice and other's that happened out of our control) in our past's. Regardless of how it got into your life, it happened and it is a part of who you are.
Thankfully, if you are a Christian, your past sins are forgiven, but the consequences of those sins may still be present.
My point in all of this is that we cannot change the past, but we can take who we have become and decide which side we are on. We are a powerful force - which side are we fighting for?
"But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD." (Joshua 24:15)