the Truth about Titanic

5 Jan

First day back to reality. Sigh. 

Today I realized I could be living in Jacksonville for a VERY long time. Im not sure how I feel about it. 

So they say that Titanic is the #1 box office movie of all time, with a total domestic gross of $600,788,188 (according to my 2 second internet research, so its possible thats not completely valid, but you get the idea). On my way to school this morning I heard them talking on the radio about this fact, as well as how the movie Twilight (which I havent seen) is uber-popular right now too. The guy was saying how people (specifically women) were attracted to these movies because they depict the guy dying for the girl, sacrificing himself for her or making sacrifices for her. Thats what true love is. And so maybe that is common knowledge to everyone, but Im not sure I ever really thought about it like that before – the idea that we love Titanic because Jack dies for Rose. Love is something that resonates with us, its what we long for and search for (women anyways). Love that is sacrificial and completely unselfish that one would die for another. 

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her (Eph 5:25)

Christ died for His bride – the church – for us – because He loves us. That is what real love is supposed to look like between a man and wife as well. The husband loves his wife so much that he would die for her, just as Christ was willing to do.

For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. (Eph 5:23)

Its just interesting to find so much Truth in stories like Titanic and Twilight and probably many others. No wonder we are drawn to them. We crave what only Christ can give. We are His creations, and we were made to love and glorify Him. His love is so pure that He lived a sinless life and still chose to take our place, to die to save us, so that we could be with Him for all eternity.

Who am I to deserve such love?

And how can I so easily forget that I am truly, deeply loved by God?


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