Thursday, August 4, 2011

Fantasy Books

I am an avid reader. (Though I go through phases of reading, then not, then reading, you get the picture). A few weeks ago, a beloved book series was made into a final film. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 came and went. Many people have posted on facebook, blogged, tweeted, and bonded over the end of an era, yet the start of a new generation getting to learn about Harry, Ron, and Hermione.

But, this post is not about lamenting Harry Potter, but looking at books. A good friend of mine posted on facebook a blog about how Harry Potter has Christian undertones. I enjoyed the article, and it got me thinking. Most books that I enjoy have a bit of Christ in them. I had a lightbulb moment, of course you can find Christ in any book, it is not like he is a fictional character! He is everywhere, even if we try and run away from Him, He is in every part of our lives, movies, media, everything! Now, that is not to say that Satan is not everywhere also, because he is the Prince of the Earth. But if one were to knowingly look in say a book, they could see Christ in that book. Legacy Bible, the church that I go to at home, stands on the belief that throughout the ENTIRE Bible, Jesus Christ is in every verse, every book. Now, it is easy to find God in the whole Bible, but Jesus? Our family pastor had us look at the story of Cain and Abel, and it was a little obvious to see Christ in Abel, until he asked us to turn it around and try and find Christ in Cain. That did stump us for a bit. Anyway, the point is, if we can find Christ throughout the Old Testament (before He was even born), God is a big and glorious God to put His Son into our everyday lives (after He died). Anyway,  this was a bit of an "aha!" moment (probably more of a grace moment) that I wished to share to others :)

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