LOST and Trust
It took us about a year, but my wife and I finished the LOST series last night. Late to the game, I know. We borrowed the DVDs from friends last year and started pounding through. It was an exhilarating ride and one that I’m sure we’ll revisit (by re-watching) sometime in the future.
One of the things my wife and I enjoyed about the show was that it caused us to think. Modern Family is great, but LOST had us talking about the characters, plot developments, and “what ifs” when we weren’t watching the show. While there are countless things that I can write about after finishing such an exceptional show, one thing stands out–a reoccuring phrase and theme that kept coming out in the show’s dialogue:
Whether it was Jack, Locke, Ben, Jacob, the Man in Black, that word kept circling back around.
“I give you my word.” – Ben
“…If there’s one person on this island I would put my absolute faith in to save us all it would be John Locke.” – Charlie
“I don’t trust myself. How am I supposed to trust you?” – Jack
Just a few of the numerous examples.
These people had to trust one another. They also didn’t know who to trust, and had to put their faith in many things that that weren’t clear and presented further questions.
My faith in God sometimes looks similar.
I may not “see the big picture”. I may not understand what is happening around me. I may not know which direction to take.
Circumstances change. Life’s paths get re-routed. Modifications happen all the time.
I am grateful that, in spite of those things, we have a Father is sovereign and steadfast.
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:17)
So, I today will chose to trust in the One who is forever constant.