And in this realization of how blind I was to my own sin broke my heart. I felt as if I was not worthy to teach that passage, but I had to teach it at the same time, not to the High Schoolers, but to me. And my confession isn't to you there in cyber world, nor is it to the High Schoolers I taught, but to myself and to God. Sin is empty. We all know that. The trick to sin is to believe that it will satisfy. That's hope. But it's hoping in something that is not true. We can either choose to believe that sin will satisfy or choose to believe that God will satisfy. You don't have to ask me what I believe. You will see what I believe by what I do.
The next question that I have to weigh out is movies and tv shows. They are depictions of worlds where the God I know and love is not God. He doesn't exist there. In the best Christian movies, He's like the God I know, but He is still man-made. Some man has decided how God would act or answer the prayer of a character in a story. Depending on the writer's relationship with the real God, it may be an accurate interpretation of His will, but we don't know for sure.
I'm not saying that movies and anything fiction is bad. But if it shows a world where God is not God, is that really something I want to spend my time watching? I don't know. It's something I'm praying and thinking about. I do enjoy movies. I do enjoy suspending my beliefs in the laws of physics to see men do extraordinary things. But am I attempting to escape my relationship with God in those moments? If eternity starts now, then where do those moments go that don't contribute to it?
How much freedom can I give my imagination?