I’ve been a fan of the t.v. show LOST since the first episode. And tonight is the 2-hr premier of the show’s final season. But instead of watching, I’ll be attending a Blended Family class with my fiancee. My craving for an epic reaches beyond Jack and Kate.
God created us for a desire to experience things bigger-than or outside-of ourselves and this is often manifest in the way we enjoy creative works like LOST or Avatar (I guess). We get caught up in the passion and the affection and the arc of a story very easily. What is sad however, is that we so often fail to realize that we are a living part of the greatest epic ever, which is that of God’s redemptive work in His own creation.
Lately, in preparing to be married to Candace, I’ve been considering how the relationship of a marriage is designed to be a dramatization of the covenant love of Jesus and His bride, the church. That’s one reason why there won’t be marriage in heaven… we’re pointing toward a reality that will be fulfilled in eternity with Christ and the pointer will vanish into the reality. How glorious that we get to enjoy the blessings and honors and intimate excitement of marital love here on earth! Yet, it’s only pointing to the ultimate epic of Christ’s love for us.
Skipping LOST tonight (and tomorrow night) to work on the foundation for my marriage with Candace is vastly more important and exciting than enjoying a 2-hr epic on television.
(By the way, my DVR is still set to record it and we’ll be watching on thursday. Thank the Lord for the technology of a DVR!)