Recently, I watched this film called ‘Gravity’. The film is based on a fictitious outer space mission. Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a medical engineer on her first space shuttle mission aboard the Space Shuttle Explorer. She is accompanied by veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (Clooney), who is commanding his final expedition. During a spacewalk to service the Hubble Space Telescope, the Mission Control in Houston warns them about a Russian missile strike on a defunct satellite, which has caused a chain reaction forming a cloud of space debris. Mission Control orders that the mission be aborted immediately. Shortly after, communication with Mission Control is lost. The astronauts continue to transmit, ‘hoping’ that the ground crew can still hear them.
You must be wondering why I would want to share this entire movie plot with you. Well, simply because there was a lesson that I learned from this movie.
In this film, I saw a beautiful depiction of life. We ‘float’ through life hoping that ‘Mission Control’ can hear us when we need help. What struck me the most is that even when they lost communication with their Mission Control in Houston, they kept trying to communicate. They keep addressing Mission Control as ‘Houston in the blind’!
As I sat there in front of the screen, I felt a wave of reassurance wash over me, telling me that no matter what debris comes my way, my ‘mission control’ does not lose communication with me. It does not matter what it is or the size of the debris, I will never have to say “Houston in the blind, do you read me?” My God, my ‘mission control’ knows about everything that will ever come my way. In fact, even when I can’t hear Him, He is still closer than my own heartbeat. The word of God assures me of His care for me. ‘3 He will not let your foot slip, he who watches over you will not slumber;’ Psalm 121:3. He has promised me that he will watch over me. And, ‘20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through Him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.’ 2 Corinthians 1:20
As we step into 2014, I am sure you have already received some prophetic words and promises from God that you are holding on to. It does not matter how long it takes for the promises to come to pass, don’t ever allow yourself to ever say “God, do you hear me?”
Remember that your tomorrow will be better than your yesterday.
‘“What no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”[a]—
the things God has prepared for those who love him’
1 Corinthians 2:9
A lot of pruning has taken place. A lot of excess baggage has been off loaded. You are now scheduled to take off!
Wishing you all a happy and blessed 2014!