Monday, January 14, 2008

You Are Hero Material!!

Yesterday, after church, Mitch and I took the kids to see “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything”. And, surprisingly, the kids sat through the whole movie and enjoyed it immensely - especially Casey.

It’s hard to review the movie and explain it - especially to those that do not understand “Veggie Tales” humor. ;) So, I think it’s better if you just read the review by PluggedIn Online and then go see it for yourself. It’s a movie that people of all ages can enjoy and truly good movies like this are worth supporting!

Regardless of whether or not you favor Veggie Tales, I’m sure everyone can appreciate the lesson of it all. Pa Grape, Mr. Lunt, and Larry are the feature characters and are cast as “cabin boys” who work at a dinner theater. All throughout the film, they long to be “heroes” and even try out to be part of the dinner theater productions. Though, they feel they lack the looks, charm, and guts to audition and be what it takes to be a “hero” like the lead actor. Even when they do try out, they fail miserably and feel like failures.

It’s not until they find a mysterious little blinking ball that they go on an adventure greater than they imagined. The little ball was sent by a princess on a ship. Her brother, prince Alexander, was kidnapped by her father’s brother in order to steal the crown and the kingdom. She sent the little “help seeker” ball that her father created to find some “heroes” to help rescue them.

The princess’s butler wonders why the help seeker would bring them such unfavorable “help” as the three guys that they got. But throughout the film, they proved to be just the kind of heroes that were inside them all along. And, like the King said in the end, just the kind of help that he intended. The three little heroes learned that you don’t have to be the most talented, best looking, strongest, or bravest of all to be a “hero.“ Being a hero is about so much more; it’s about doing the right thing!! True heroes show character and integrity.

Just like the King in this movie, our heavenly Father chooses us to do great things for Him. Many of us aren’t “hero” material (as the world would define it) but God sees our potential and wants to use us anyways. So what if the world looks down on us! God uses the weak things of this world to display his strength!! He uses the Davids to show up the Goliaths and He accomplishes much through a willing and humble servant who is submissive to His calling.

That’s all it takes to be a “hero.” You don’t have to be famous, extremely talented, or have super-powers. All you have to be is a humble servant of God who is willing to do what He asks in order to benefit mankind. And, the good news is, He wants to use all of us!! He has a plan and purpose for everyone!! All we have to do is say “yes” to Him and allow Him to bring out the best in us!!

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