Is He Dead Or Not?

Caution: There may be a few spoilers in this post, or, if you’re like Sherlock Holmes, you could deduce spoilers from things I say in this post. Just sayin’.

Have you ever noticed that it’s impossible to believe that people are actually dead in superhero movies?

I’ll admit that the same problem occurs in other movies, too, and in books fairly often. Or is that just my imagination? It’s not.

Sherlock Holmes, for example. He “died” in the books, and he “died” on the BBC Sherlock show (Which I have not watched, but I know quite a bit about thanks to a few friends. *wink* And a past post I reblogged.)

And then, of course, there’s all those minor characters in the superhero movies that supposedly die but don’t. Sometimes main characters, too, like Captain America, although we know that something’s up from the beginning of the movie. You can almost never believe that people are actually dead in those movies.

But you know what’s cool? That’s happened in real life before, too! All those people that are raised from the dead, like Lazarus. (We don’t know the names of most of them.) But the best coming-back-to-life episode? Jesus.

Unlike in superhero movies, Jesus really died. And then he came back to life. He conquered our sin by suffering the worst death the Romans could invent, and then he rose again, conquering death itself. He love us that much.



A quote shared by our church’s interim pastor during today’s service:

Do not try. Do or do not. There is no try.


I would like to add this quote, too:

Nothing is impossible with God.

-Luke 10:37

With God, you won’t need to try. With Him, you can do. And you can do anything.

Do the Impossible

 For nothing is impossible with God.

-Luke 1:37 NLT

Yup, Mary (as in the mother of Jesus) had it right! There is no such thing as “impossible” for God. And, of course, the “I can do all things” verse…

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

-Philippians 4:13 NASB

Just remember that you can do all things… but only with God’s strength in you. You can’t do it by yourself; you need Him to guide you.