So yesterday, I decided to take a little time around midday for some prayer. I work from home, so it was peaceful and quiet in my home office.

As I was praying, I was reflecting on the Divine Mercy Image hanging on my wall. You’ve probably seen it before – it’s a painting of Jesus walking forward, holding his robe at his chest, two rays, one red, one white, emanate from His heart. The bottom reads, “Jesus, I trust in you.”

A few feet away from this painting is a full size cardboard cutout of Thor, the god of thunder, from the Marvel movies. (You may ask yourself why Thor is in my home office – to which I would say because my wife won’t let me keep him in the family room. Kidding.)

I like the Marvel movies, but at the same time – I couldn’t help but notice the ridiculousness of these two images next to each other.

At first glance, they almost seem similar. God and a god. Savior and superhero.

But how different they are. Thor in his armor with his mighty hammer ready for battle. And, there’s Christ – the savior of the world, with nothing but his heart.

To our human minds, the fantasy seems more believable than the reality – Thor looks more ready to defeat sin and death.

But, this silly example reminds us that our ways are not God’s ways. That we can’t always see God’s plan for us. That God has so much more in store for us than we could ever dream.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” Is 55:9

 

Be the Men,

 

Mark

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