It’s five minute Friday again. Today’s word is deep. As I’m thinking on this word I’m watching How to Train Your Dragon. The one I am watching is not the movie, but the Netflix series. It’s technically not a deep show, just a cartoon but it’s one I’ve been thoroughly enjoying.
It’s probably not a good thing to be pondering the word deep while watching this show. 🙂 But you know, life is what is eh? 🙂
Hiccup the leader, a young man with the weight of the whole dragon kingdom on his shoulders.
Astrid his lady love, fierce defender of all that is dear to her.
Fishlegs the scientist, a big guy with a soft heart.
Snotlout the self-centred fellow, strong warrior who often makes grave missteps.
Ruffnut and Tuffnut… the oddest twins I have ever met. Devoted to one another beyond a doubt.
Then of course, we have their counterparts – the deceptive one (Johan), the evil (Krogan), the intelligent (Vego). Doesn’t good always need a counterpart? It’s the story of the world. You have the defender….and the deceiver. One doesn’t have to look TOO deep to find that truth. 🙂
So often though, we hide from that truth, failing to see what is right in front of us. God is the true defender of this world. It’s the world he made, and houses the people dear to his heart. This truth is pivotal to our understanding of how things work.
God is always, always, displaying who he is the world. Calling to the seeking…even if they don’t know they are seeking yet. And then there’s the deceiver, tricking those who are seeking.
But here’s the interesting thing. Sometimes, one who seems to be a player on the deceivers side, sometimes they see past the deception and they turn to the good side. I saw this truth displayed in the episode I watched tonight where Vego actually saw the value in dragons and HELPED the dragon riders instead of hindering them.
Don’t you find it interesting how these truths are written into shows where you don’t expect to find them? Don’t you think it shows how God’s truths are written into the fabric of humanity. They are a deep and true part of this world.